Essays about: "regenerative agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 essays containing the words regenerative agriculture.

  1. 1. Microbial Carbonisation and its potential for on-farm composting : exploring reductive composting as an approach for regenerative agriculture

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

    Author : Ludwig Peter Stephan; [2022]
    Keywords : on-farm composting; reductive composting; regenerative agriculture; microbial carbonisation; mikrobielle carbonisierung; greenhouse gas emissions;

    Abstract : The search for agronomic solutions to the decline of soil health, open-ended nutrient cycles and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, against the background of impending climate change, were motivations for this thesis. A composting trial on a Swedish farm was designed to find answers to the overarching research question of how feasible and climate-friendly on-farm composting using Microbial Carbonisation (MC) is, compared to conventional windrow composting (CC). READ MORE

  2. 2. 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

  3. 3. Towards Regenerative (Agri)Cultures. An ethnographic case study of integrated socio-ecological restoration at the Hof Lebensberg community farm, Germany

    University essay from Lunds universitet/LUCSUS

    Author : Cina Tanzarella; [2021]
    Keywords : Socio-Ecological Systems; System Thinking; Regenerative Agriculture; Agroecology; Ecosystem Restoration; Sustainability Transformations; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Agriculture is today the human activity most vulnerable to Climate Change, and one of its leading causes. Regenerative Agriculture offers powerful tools to restore ecosystems, without sacrificing abundant food production; nevertheless, a systematic adoption of such practices is incompatible with the existing economic structures and calls for a radical societal change. READ MORE

  4. 4. Relating the impacts of regenerative farming practices to soil health and carbon sequestration on Gotland, Sweden

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Soil and Environment

    Author : Laerke Daverkosen; Alena Holzknecht; [2021]
    Keywords : regenerative agriculture; soil health; carbon sequestration; Gotland Sweden ;

    Abstract : Land degradation, greenhouse gas emissions and biodiversity loss through agriculture are some of the greatest challenges we are facing today. Fertile and productive soils are the basis of life on this planet and need to be protected and restored to support a growing population and lower negative impacts of climate change. READ MORE

  5. 5. A wealth of soil : Social-ecological traps, economy and agency on Finnish farms

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Stockholm Resilience Centre

    Author : Hanna Nikkanen; [2021]
    Keywords : Transformation; farm transitions; financial circumstances; food systems; animal husbandry; regenerative agriculture; sustainability;

    Abstract : Food systems are facing increasing pressure to adapt to the local, regional and global implications of the climate crisis while reducing the environmental impacts of food production and retaining their competitiveness on increasingly connected agri-food markets. Many suggested aspects of a more resilient, sustainable model of food production are directly linked to decisions made on individual farms. READ MORE