Essays about: "alternative food producers"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 58 essays containing the words alternative food producers.

  1. 1. How is triple bottom line thinking included in small-firm decision making? – A study of potato farmers in Östergötland, Sweden : hur påverkas potatisproduktionen av kvalitetskrav?

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Madeleine Gillheimer; [2023]
    Keywords : Food waste; production losses; primary production; triple bottom line; decision theory; garbage can model;

    Abstract : Earlier research has shown a lack of studies on waste in agriculture production. Therefore, there is a need for improved screening for the cause of wastage in primary production. In addition, more research is required on how quality requirements and norms affect wastage and how waste can be prevented. READ MORE

  2. 2. Shortening the chains : social relations and dynamics of production in Uppland's alternative food networks

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

    Author : Eleni Katsika; [2023]
    Keywords : alternative food networks; food commoning; dynamics of production; political ecology; social relations; Sweden;

    Abstract : Current global food systems are characterised by a highly concentrated capitalist market where food is treated as a globalised hyper commodity and small-scale farmers are pushed into the side-line. The need for the transformation of that food system is urgent and acknowledged worldwide. READ MORE

  3. 3. Evaluating the potential of circular food waste management : A focus on insect feed utilization

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Jenny Eliasson; [2023]
    Keywords : Circular economy; Circular Business Models; BSF; Mealworm; Barriers; Drivers; Cirkulär ekonomi; Circkulära affärsmodeller; Soldatfluga; Mjölmask; Barriärer; Drivkrafter;

    Abstract : Approximately a third of all food produced globally is thrown away, causing both unnecessary environmental impact and unnecessary costs for producers and consumers. Food waste occurs in all steps in the supply chain, from primary production to retail stores, restaurants, and households. READ MORE

  4. 4. Characterization of Compost from Reusable Industrial Streams: : physical, Nutrient, and Microbial Properties

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Ellen Ek Moreau; [2023]
    Keywords : Spent mushroom compost; apple orchard waste; soil amendment; compost optimization; circular agriculture;

    Abstract : The increasing global population, combined with soil degradation, poses challenges to food security, and raises concerns about the excessive and long-term use of conventional fertilizers. Evaluating sustainable alternative by-products for their soil-improving properties could offer a potential solution, particularly for Swedish fruit producers who can tap into local waste streams as a circular source of plant nutrients. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Potential of Dissolved Air Flotation for PFAS Reduction in Norrvatten's Future Waterworks

    University essay from KTH/Kemiteknik

    Author : Madeleine Vikström; [2023]
    Keywords : PFAS4; drinking water production; dissolved air flotation; granular activated carbon filter; sludge management; PFAS4; dricksvattenproduktion; flotation; granulärt aktivt kolfilter; slamhantering;

    Abstract : Norrvatten är en av Sveriges största dricksvattenproducenter. Med ett ökande behov av en större produktionskapacitet och nya regleringar, planerar dem att förbättra sin reningsprocess. En aspekt som kräver omfattande undersökning är val av reningsmetod för att nå den nya gränsen från Livsmedelsverket för fyra PFAS kemikalier. READ MORE