Search for dissertations about: "agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 407 swedish dissertations containing the word agriculture.

  1. 1. Historical Urban Agriculture Food Production and Access to Land in Swedish Towns before 1900

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Annika Björklund; Mats Widgren; Johannes Renes; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; urban agriculture; urban history; urban geography; Sweden; town; food production; food consumption; Uppsala; historical geography; land allocation; cadastral maps; urban land-use; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This doctoral thesis analyses the role of historical urban agriculture in a long-time perspective, through a combination of overarching surveys of Swedish towns and detailed studies of one town – Uppsala in east-central Sweden. The study shows how agricultural land – town land – of various sizes was donated to towns repeatedly during medieval times and in the 16th and 17th centuries. READ MORE

  2. 2. 'Force of Nature’ : Climate Shocks, Food Crises and Conflict in colonial Africa and Asia, 1880-1960

    University dissertation from Wageningen University

    Author : Kostadis Papaioannou; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; climatic change; environmental degradation; environmental impact; agricultural development; agriculture; agriculture and environment; historical ecology; history; colonialism; colonization; africa; asia; Nigeria; rainfed agriculture; rain;

    Abstract : Global climate change poses one of the most urgent challenges of our age. The increasing frequency and intensity of weather shocks, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and hurricanes, adversely affect conditions of agricultural production and jeopardize efforts to achieve global food security. READ MORE

  3. 3. Climate vulnerability assessment methodology Agriculture under climate change in the Nordic region

    University dissertation from Wageningen University

    Author : Lotten Wiréhn; Tina-Simone Schmid Neset; Björn-Ola Linnér; Giuseppe Feola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agriculture; Assessment methodology; Climate change; Geographic Visualization; Indicator-based methods; Vulnerability; Bedömningsmetodologi; Geografisk Visualisering; Indikatorbaserade metoder; Jordbruk; Klimatförändringar; Sårbarhet;

    Abstract : Food security and climate change mitigation are crucial missions for the agricultural sector and for global work on sustainable development. Concurrently, agricultural production is directly dependent on climatic conditions, making climate change adaptation strategies essential for the agricultural sector. READ MORE

  4. 4. Fruits of Capitalism, Modernisation of Chilean Agriculture 1950-2000

    University dissertation from Almqvist & Wiksell International

    Author : Paulina Rytkönen; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Lantbruksvetenskap; Agronomics; Technical renewal; Capitalism; Chile; Agriculture; agronomi; Agricultural economics; Lantbruksekonomi;

    Abstract : The so-called Chilean economic miracle during the 1980s and 1990s connotes not only high-speed economic growth but also a profound structural transformation of the Chilean economy. Most previous research ascribes growth and transformation to the liberalisation of markets and other neo-liberal policy instruments introduced after 1974. READ MORE

  5. 5. Value creation for sustainable rural development – perspectives of entrepreneurship in agriculture

    University dissertation from Halmstad : Halmstad University Press

    Author : Jennie Cederholm Björklund; Jeaneth Johansson; John Lindgren; Steffen Korsgaard; [2020]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agriculture; farmer; entrepreneurship; value creation; sustainable rural development; support system; context; embeddedness; business models; Lantbruk; lantbrukare; entreprenörskap; värdeskapande; hållbar landsbygdsutveckling; stödsystem; kontext; inbäddning; affärsmodeller;

    Abstract : Entrepreneurship and innovation are regarded as key factors in the development of society - not least in the development of sustainable rural areas, where they are emphasised by both authorities and research. This thesis is situated in this field of inquiry and studies entrepreneurship in agriculture. READ MORE