Essays about: "sustainable agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 504 essays containing the words sustainable agriculture.

  1. 1. Farming off the food crisis : exploring practitioners of agroecology in Ireland

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

    Author : Ema Kotarski; [2022]
    Keywords : alternative food systems; agroecology; alternative agricultural practices; alternative food producers; Ireland; rural development; agriculture;

    Abstract : The many negative environmental and socioeconomic issues tied to practices of industrial agriculture have led to increased interests in alternative food systems (AFSs) to improve the social and ecological conditions of food production. Agroecology as one example of an alternative agricultural practice seeks to achieve these goals but is highly context dependent. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sheep rearing in Sweden : a niche with agroecological potential

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

    Author : Leonie Högele; [2022]
    Keywords : sheep; marginality; Sweden; sheep sector; rearing; sustainability;

    Abstract : Sheep production in Sweden is an agricultural sector that today exists merely as a small niche, despite its agroecological potential. Through literature research, a survey and 18 semi-structured interviews, this paper defines the sector’s marginality and attempts to explain it. READ MORE

  3. 3. Do I care: How does the provision of information about the environmental benefits of grain legume cultivation in Sweden influence consumers?

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

    Author : Kalle Nils Valentin Köster; [2022]
    Keywords : Biospheric Values; Diversity; Grain Legumes; Willingness-to-pay;

    Abstract : Grain legume cultivation is promoted to be beneficial for Swedish agriculture due to grain legumes´ ability to engage in biological nitrogen fixation, function as break-crops in cereal-based cropping systems and a general increase in biodiversity. Furthermore, grain legumes are an important pillar of more sustainable diets. READ MORE

  4. 4. Understanding the social dimension of sustainable agriculture : Swiss dairy farmers perspectives

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Energy and Technology

    Author : Magdalena Margarita Halter; [2022]
    Keywords : social sustainability; dairy farmers; farming; agriculture; Switzerland; Q-Methodology; focus group; factor analysis; perspectives;

    Abstract : The current food systems need to become more sustainable, and this involves the creation of balance between the economic, environmental and social dimension of these systems. The social dimension, however, is least clearly conceptualized and likely to be overlooked when the issues are not very obvious as this is the case for many regions in the global north. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Social and Environmental Costs of the Water Management System of Chile: Inequalities in a Context of Scarcity

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen

    Author : Gianna Laura Angermayr; [2022]
    Keywords : Water Market; 1981 Water Code; Water Scarcity; Potable Water; Socio-ecological Justice; Power Relations; Agriculture; Campesinos; Indigenous Communities; Business and Economics;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to present a more complete picture of Chile’s water management system in terms of the three pillars of sustainable development, namely regarding the social, environmental, and economic outcomes of the 1981 Water Code. The contribution of this research relies in the understanding of the law’s reproduction of socio- ecological inequalities and in the investigation of a possible link between commercial agricultural activities and prices of potable water in the sixteen administrative regions of Chile. READ MORE