Essays about: "importance of agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 179 essays containing the words importance of agriculture.

  1. 1. Sustainability effects of introducing legumes in traditional cropping systems : an experimental case study in Swedish context

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Jakob Rönnholm Håkansson; Ulrik Bergsland; [2019]
    Keywords : cropping system; legumes; optimization; profitability; sustainability;

    Abstract : The agricultural sector of the world faces a growing food demand because of a growing world population. To support this growing demand, it could be necessary that agricultural production increases, this increase in production must be achieved sustainably. READ MORE

  2. 2. Unraveling diverse values of ecosystem services : A socio-cultural valuation using the Q-methodology in Messenia, Greece

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Sofia Maniatakou; [2019]
    Keywords : socio-cultural valuation; ecosystem services; values; perceptions; Q-methodology; Messenia;

    Abstract : People perceive the importance of ecosystem services in different ways, depending on their values, beliefs and needs. This study provides a nuanced understanding of the multiple ways stakeholder groups perceive the benefits derived from hydrologic services in the surrounding area of the "Gialova" coastal wetland in Messenia, Greece. READ MORE

  3. 3. The role of groundwater in the inundation of a river-connected floodplain : case study of the river Silverån in southeast Sweden

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Stina Bång; [2019]
    Keywords : Groundwater flooding; Groundwater modeling; Flood modeling;

    Abstract : Fluvial flooding has long been recognized as one of the most frequently occurring natural disasters worldwide, with consequences as large economic losses from damages on infrastructure and agriculture, as well as severe impacts on human health. A less known and explored type of flooding is groundwater flooding. READ MORE

  4. 4. Marknadsorientering bland lantbruksföretag : en litteraturstudie kring marknadsorientering och dess relevans för svenska lantbruksföretag

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Christian Gustafsson Valtersson; [2019]
    Keywords : Marknadsorientering; lantbruksföretag; värdeskapande; lönsamhet; konkurrenskraft; market orientation;

    Abstract : Svenska lantbruksföretag agerar idag på en global marknad med allt ökande konkurrens och krav på effektivitet. Enligt utredningar på uppdrag av regeringen så behövs det en ökad kunskap om marknaden för att kunna stärka företagens lönsamhet och konkurrenskraft (Statens offentliga utredningar 2014). READ MORE

  5. 5. Boundaries of Knowledge : Foreign-Local Knowledge Exchange through Community Cooperation in Rural Guatemala

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Johan Blad; [2019]
    Keywords : foreign-local knowledge exchange; social learning systems; agriculture; community; Guatemala;

    Abstract : This thesis studies the learning process between foreign and local knowledge in a community of organic farmers by the name Atitlán Organics in Tzununa, rural Guatemala. Foreign settlers with formal education and contemporary farming experience work alongside indigenous local Guatemalan farmers in this community, which also takes on international volunteer workers. READ MORE