Essays about: "alternative food networks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 essays containing the words alternative food networks.

  1. 1. Digging for Common Ground : Exploring how Practitioners of Alternative Farming Methods are replicating Principles of Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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

    Author : Finn Rogge; [2021]
    Keywords : Permaculture; Regenerative Agriculture; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Global Food System; Rural Development;

    Abstract : As a result of the harmful environmental practices found within the industrial agricultural system and the various negative accompanied socioeconomic consequences to health, local livelihoods, and resilience of rural communities, there has been an increasing global interest in Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) and alternative farming practices, such as permaculture and regenerative agriculture, that envision a more environment-friendly and equitable food- and agricultural system. At the same time, the potential of Indigenous woldviews and knowledges, such as Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK), to introduce more environment-friendly land use practices and to reshape our understanding of nature becomes more publicly, but also scientifically acknowledged in the management of natural resources. READ MORE

  2. 2. An ecosystem for alternative food networks in Uppsala : With social innovation towards food democracy

    University essay from SLU/Department of Molecular Sciences

    Author : Veronika Tietz; [2021]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; local food system transformation; social innovation; sustainable transition; food democracy;

    Abstract : Sustainable food system transition (SFST) is an inevitable aim for the world’s societies to tackle global challenges caused by industrial, neo-liberal food industries such as climate change, biodiversity loss, food inequality and so forth. The social dimension of sustainable transitions is too often neglected by political decision makers and global corporations, highlighting the necessity for more attention regarding active participation of citizens to solve societal food related challenges in their regions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Values of quality in ‘natural’ wine production : the study of ‘natural’ wine in Germany

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

    Author : Maximilian Hågård Brown; [2021]
    Keywords : ‘natural’ Wine; alternative; conventions; quality; food; agriculture; sustainability; organic; biodynamic;

    Abstract : The current food production system based on a globalized network of economic efficiency and productivity relies on resource intensive production methods that are often environmentally destructive and unsustainable. Therefore, a growing body of research seeks to understand how different alternative food networks (AFNs) are potentially shaping new approaches to agriculture and our relationship to food in order to combat the current environmental crisis. READ MORE

  4. 4. How do different ingredients affect the fermentation time and structure of plant-based yoghurt-like products?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Livsmedelsteknik och nutrition (master)

    Author : Nicki Holmgran; Jens Svendsen; [2021]
    Keywords : Food Engineering; Livsmedelsteknik; plant-based; yoghurt; oat; pea; chickpea; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : The market of plant based dairy alternatives such as yoghurt alternatives continues to grow as more information on the environmental impact of traditional dairy products become available. The plant-based yoghurt alternatives come with a new set of problems, including longer fermentation times and poor gel structure formation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Community Supported Agriculture in Sweden and its transformative potential : A survey of farmers

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Tom Källgren; [2021]
    Keywords : Community Supported Agriculture; CSA; Andelsjordbruk; Alternative Food Networks; AFN; Sustainable agriculture;

    Abstract : Modern agriculture has made great strides in terms of efficiency, yields, and profits, but has come to be characterised by a large environmental impact and resource use, global transports, poor working conditions, and a lack of contact between producers and consumers. In response to these concerns, many different initiatives commonly referred to as Alternative Food Networks (AFNs) have been established to solve some or all of these issues. READ MORE