Essays about: "alternative food systems"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 113 essays containing the words alternative food systems.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Interacting futures of the Swedish food system

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Hanna Carlsson; [2023]
    Keywords : scenarios; scenario modelling; fuzzy cognitive maps; food systems;

    Abstract : Food systems are complex social-ecological systems. Currently, they are the source of large-scale health problems and environmental impacts, and there is widespread agreement that transformative change is needed. Scenarios are useful tools for directing such change, as they provide engaging future visions that work well with complex systems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Production of natural pigments from A. platensis grown on wastewater from local treatment facility.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk mikrobiologi; Lunds universitet/Bioteknik

    Author : Hana Faulds; [2023]
    Keywords : Cyanobacteria; pigments; microalgae; wastewater treatment; biotechnology; Technology and Engineering; Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Although microalgae have been considered for the biological treatment of wastewater since the 1950’s, their potential to efficiently remove pollutants from various streams remains largely untapped and is yet to be utilized at large scale. The production of algal biomass and extraction of high-value compounds has, however, become increasingly popular with large scale farms and biorefineries around the world producing many promising alternatives to petroleum-based products and processes. READ MORE

  4. 4. Grassroots Initiatives for Urban Sustainability Transition: A Case Study of Urban Farming Projects in Informal Settlements in Nairobi, Kenya

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Margarita Oja Da Silva; [2023]
    Keywords : Global South; Grassroots Initiatives; Informal Settlements; Sustainability Transition; Sustainable Development; Urban Farming;

    Abstract : Cities in the Global South are undergoing rapid urbanization, where a high percentage of the urban poor live in informal settlements that lack basic services, are associated with unemployment, low-income levels, and insecurity. The impacts of climate change, intensive agricultural practices, and highly globalized food systems pose challenges to food security. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effect of different food by-products on Tenebrio molitor growth and development in an industrial environment

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Ecology

    Author : Anton Laggar Andreasson; [2023]
    Keywords : Tenebrio molitor; yellow mealworm; growth; development; industrial farming; wet feed; dry feed; by-products; insects; insects as food and feed; maturation; pupation;

    Abstract : Due to an increasing need for high-quality protein around the world, eyes are turning towards alternative methods of farming, such as insect farms. As insects can eat what humans cannot, e.g. food by-products, they can be a part of sustainable food systems. READ MORE