Essays about: "alternative food networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 21 essays containing the words alternative food networks.

  1. 1. Determinants of success on Crowdfunding in Europe. : Evidence from Kickstarter Platform

    University essay from Jönköping University/IHH, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE); Jönköping University/IHH, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics (CEnSE)

    Author : Ernestina Aba Afful; Sabahat Nasim; [2020]
    Keywords : Funding Gap; SMEs; Crowdfunding; Investment Crowdfunding;

    Abstract : Crowdfunding has become an alternative source of funding for small medium enterprises (SMEs) due to inadequate or lack of finance at its start-up. There has been lot of analysis by scholars pertaining the determinants of crowdfunding success and the objective of this theory is to pinpoint the factors of a successful crowdfunding project based on the most analyzed determinants by prior researchers (technology-based projects, social media and entertainment-based projects, other projects (such as food, publishing, arts), visual features (such as pictures, comments, updates, videos,etc), as well as investors contribution. READ MORE

  2. 2. Community Supported Agriculture : Towards a Flourishing Movement in Europe

    University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för strategisk hållbar utveckling; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för strategisk hållbar utveckling; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Institutionen för strategisk hållbar utveckling

    Author : Jonathan Hoenninger; Lucas Costamilan; Miyuki Ochiai; [2019]
    Keywords : Community Supported Agriculture CSA ; alternative food systems; Local Food Networks LFN ; industrial agriculture; strategic sustainable development;

    Abstract : As a response to the growing global sustainability challenges related to industrial agriculture, alternative approaches of food production and distribution are emerging. One approach that fosters direct consumer-producer relationships and sustainable local food production is known as Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). READ MORE

  3. 3. “Nya gröna vågen”- the new back-to-the-landers : Growing new pathways to the future

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Mattias Nitschke; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; gröna vågen; nya gröna vågen; non-human; material practices; modernity; ontological turn; alternative food provisioning practices; physical surroundings; back-to-the-land; practice theory;

    Abstract : In the face of climate change, political instability, ecological destruction, extinction of species and other global issues humanity is facing, various studies are showing that a radical societal transformation is needed to avoid an ecological collapse. This thesis explores the contemporary social-environmental phenomenon “nya gröna vågen” (new-back-to-the-landers) in Sweden as a response to an urgent need for societal transformation as well as a resistance to the conventional modern society. READ MORE

  4. 4. Opportunities in rooftop greenhouses in Stockholm : a study of the potential of commercial rooftop greenhouse urban agriculture in Stockholm

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Felicia Sen; [2018]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; business model; business strategy; commercial urban rooftop agriculture; rooftop greenhouses; short food supply chain; sustainability;

    Abstract : Due to climate change, our resource depleation, population growth and further, our reliance on the world’s food production creates vulnerabilities and we need to find alternative agriculture methods. Commercial rooftop greenhouses are developing all around the world and to Stockholm this create an opportunity to produce food all year. READ MORE

  5. 5. Bridging the gap between researchers, growers, extension and industry in organic strawberry production : a case study on the agricultural knowledge network of central coastal California

    University essay from SLU/Department of Plant Protection Biology

    Author : Konstantinos Kalaitzoglou; [2018]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; embeddedness; knowledge creation; knowledge dissemination; organic strawberry production; participatory research;

    Abstract : The aim of this research was to investigate how and why the development of a knowledge network between researchers, growers, extension agents and industry impacts the knowledge creation and dissemination in organic agricultural networks. Theoretically, we drew upon the concept of Embeddedness in agro-food networks. READ MORE