Search for dissertations about: "food and agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 95 swedish dissertations containing the words food and agriculture.

  1. 1. Land-use competition and agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in a climate change mitigation perspective

    Author : David Bryngelsson; [2015]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Bioenergy; Diets; Livestock; Integrated assessment model; Land use competition; GHG emissions; Partial equilibrium model; Mitigation; Food consumption; Climate change;

    Abstract : Productive land for food production, bioenergy, or preservation of nature is a limited resource. Climate change mitigation puts additional pressure on land via higher demand for bioenergy to replace fossil fuels and via restrictions on deforestation—two processes that limit the availability of land for food produc- tion, and may thus also raise food prices. READ MORE

  2. 2. Food, farming and health in Ugandan secondary cities

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University, Department of Geography

    Author : Heather Mackay; Umeå universitet.; [2019]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Uganda; Africa; urban; nutrition transition; agriculture; health; food systems; dietary diversity; food insecurity; non-communicable disease; double burden malnutrition; secondary cities; feminist geography; intersectionality; mixed methods;

    Abstract : This research contributes to countering a large city research bias by focusing on the food, farming and health experiences of two secondary cities of Uganda: Mbale and Mbarara. It is not an apocalyptic story. Like anywhere in the world, for some residents things were going well; for others, less well. READ MORE

  3. 3. Shaping sustainable food systems Local participation in addressing global challenges

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

    Author : Aniek Hebinck; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; food systems; sustainability; food governance; transformative change; participatory processes; participation; civil society; niche level; food policy; urban food; urban agriculture; food poverty; imagined futures; foresight; vetenskap om hållbar utveckling; Sustainability Science;

    Abstract : The current unsustainable trajectory of food systems puts the social and ecological processes and functions on which human flourishing depends at risk. This last decade has seen, on one hand, continued insistence on transformative action and on the other, uncertainty and instability with respect to traditional, established institutions, such as the state. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Annika Björklund; Stockholms universitet.; [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

  5. 5. Analysing the carbon footprint of food

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Elin Röös; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : In Europe, food consumption is responsible for approximately 30% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There has been huge interest in estimating the carbon footprint (CF) of food products, i.e. the total amount of GHG emitted during the life cycle of the product, and communicating these to consumers to enable them to make informed choices. READ MORE