Search for dissertations about: "Sustainable Agricultural Practices"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 35 swedish dissertations containing the words Sustainable Agricultural Practices.

  1. 1. Cognition and decision-making in adoption of agricultural decision support systems : the case of precision agriculture

    University dissertation from ; Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Christina Lundström; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Precision agriculture (PA) has a central role to play in a sustainable intensification trajectory of agriculture, including increased yields and decreased environmental impact. Although grounded in advanced technologies this still implies that the individual farmer will have to develop knowledge that is complex, diverse and local. READ MORE

  2. 2. Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma disease in Mozambique : diversity, host range, and the impact of farming practices on disease incidence

    University dissertation from ; Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Joao Bila; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) is a major cash crop that is widely grown in coastal tropical regions of the world, including Mozambique. Outbreaks of coconut lethal yellowing disease (CLYD) are threatening the industry and the livelihood of a large part of the Mozambican population. READ MORE

  3. 3. Barriers and bridges for introducing agroforestry and community-based forestry among food insecure households in eastern Africa

    University dissertation from ; The School for Forest Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Karl-Erik Johansson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : The aim of introducing agroforestry and community-based forestry is to secure and improve livelihoods, maintain and restore ecosystem services, and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, the adoption and scaling up of these systems among food insecure communities have proved to be difficult. READ MORE

  4. 4. Recent transitions in Ethiopian homegarden agroforestry : driving forces and changing gender relations

    University dissertation from ; Department of Forest Resource Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Mersha Sahilu; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Homegarden agroforestry was a dominant land use practice in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Regional State (SNNPRS) Ethiopia until the 1990s. It has been known for its diversity, ecosystem balance and sustainability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Evaluation of plant resistance in field pea by host plant choice behaviour of pea weevil (Bruchus pisorum L.) : implications for pest management

    University dissertation from ; Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

    Author : Esayas Mendesil; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Field pea (Pisum sativum L.) is an important grain legume crop due to its nutritional value and role in improving soil fertility in cropping systems. Insect pests are one of the main production constraints for field pea, with pea weevil (PW), (Bruchus pisorum L.) being an economically important pest of field pea worldwide. READ MORE