Essays about: "urban agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 271 essays containing the words urban agriculture.

  1. 1. The role of gender equality on rural women development in agriculture : case study: koperative duhinge ikigori kanjongo “KODIKA”, Nyamasheke district, Rwanda

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

    Author : Christella Mukakalisa; [2021]
    Keywords : gender equality; rural women development; agriculture;

    Abstract : Gender is as a contract in society regulating the relations between men and women. But Gender equality is referred to as equal rights, roles and responsibilities for men and women. It is a crucial element in sustainable development, and it is considered as human rights. READ MORE

  2. 2. Integration of allotment garden in public green space for the social wellbeing of urban residents : a study of Ekebydalen allotment garden, Uppsala, Sweden

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

    Author : Semhal Mehari Hadgu; [2021]
    Keywords : integration; urban agriculture; gardening; allotment garden; urban park; cultivation park; social wellbeing;

    Abstract : Background: Agriculture is among the relevant factors for the formation of cities and it has been an integral part of city life throughout history. Despite the increase in population growth, urban agriculture can offer a unique opportunity for improving the livelihood of individuals through the practice of growing food in urban green spaces. READ MORE

  3. 3. Values of quality in ‘natural’ wine production : the study of ‘natural’ wine in Germany

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

    Author : Maximilian Hågård Brown; [2021]
    Keywords : ‘natural’ Wine; alternative; conventions; quality; food; agriculture; sustainability; organic; biodynamic;

    Abstract : The current food production system based on a globalized network of economic efficiency and productivity relies on resource intensive production methods that are often environmentally destructive and unsustainable. Therefore, a growing body of research seeks to understand how different alternative food networks (AFNs) are potentially shaping new approaches to agriculture and our relationship to food in order to combat the current environmental crisis. READ MORE

  4. 4. Urban foodprint - Exploring a design that merges urban landscape and local food production

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för arkitektur och byggd miljö

    Author : David Einarsson; [2021]
    Keywords : urban design; urban farming; urban agriculture; self-sufficiency; local food production; sustainable development; urbanisation; soil quality; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : Globally, there is an intensification of agriculture that puts high pressure on local eco-systems. Soil degradation and deforestation are some effects that in the long-term perspectives cause agricultural degradation. Still, UN projects that we would need to increase our food production by 70 per cent to supply our growing population with food. READ MORE

  5. 5. Peasant autonomy : seed-saving practices of maize in rural Jalisco, Mexico

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

    Author : Klara Lindqvist; [2021]
    Keywords : maize; peasants; Mexico; resistance; anti-commodities; autonomy; seed-saving;

    Abstract : The debate of maize seeds in Mexico has been, and is, intense and divided, with large seed companies on one side, mass-producing improved maize seeds and lobbying for the introduction of transgenic maize cultivation, and on the other side activists wanting to conserve and protect the native maize seeds. Farmers in Mexico have been facing large changes since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement. READ MORE