Search for dissertations about: "thesis in food security"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 87 swedish dissertations containing the words thesis in food security.

  1. 1. Food for Naught: The politics of food in agricultural modernization for African smallholder food security

    Author : Cheryl Sjöström; LUCSUS; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; global food system; smallholder food security; sub-Saharan Africa; agricultural modernization; critical discourse analysis; power; politics of food; Millennium Villages Project; Malawi;

    Abstract : Why is there hunger in sub-Saharan Africa? What forces drive the global food system? What is the global food system? To approach these questions, this study investigates power and politics in food, in its production and in its organization. Proceeding from a critical realist approach, focus of this study is on the challenge of African smallholder food insecurity and how it is presented as part of a dominant discourse of agricultural modernization. READ MORE

  2. 2. Fields of Gold : The Bioenergy Debate in International Organizations

    Author : Magdalena Kuchler; Björn-Ola Linnér; Johan Hedrén; Eva Friman; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; bioenergy; biofuels; debate; discourse; concept; international organizations; international relations; FAO; IEA; IPCC; energy security; climate change; food security; food vs. fuel; bioenergi; biobränsle; debatt; diskurs; begrepp; internationella organisationer; internationella relationer; FAO; IEA; IPCC; energisäkerhet; klimatförändringar; livsmedelssäkerhet;

    Abstract : The concept of producing energy from biomass has, for the last two decades, occupied attention of policy-makers, private industries, researchers and civil societies around the world. The highly contested and contingent character of the biofuel production, its entanglement in the nexus of three problematic issues of energy, climate and agriculture, as well as its injection into the current socioeconomic arrangements, is what makes it timely to analyse. READ MORE

  3. 3. Child nutrition in rural Nicaragua : Population-based studies in a transitional society

    Author : Mariela Contreras; Eva-Charlotte Ekström; Anders Hjern; Christel Larsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : autonomy; education; feeding practices; food security; nutritional status; social support; Nutrition; Nutrition;

    Abstract : Emerging favourable as well as unfavourable nutrition patterns are observed in societies undergoing rapid social and economic change. The aim of this thesis is to analyse the associations between household and maternal resources and infant and young child feeding habits and nutritional status in rural Nicaragua, a low-income transitional society. READ MORE

  4. 4. Planting to feed the city? : Agricultural production, food security and multi-spatial livelihoods among urban households in Ghana

    Author : Hayford Mensah Ayerakwa; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Urban agriculture; Rural agriculture; Own food production; Food security; Food transfer receipts; Ghana;

    Abstract : The 2010 population and housing census in Ghana revealed that more than half of the Ghanaian population lived in urban centers. Critical to the phenomenon of urbanization is the question of how to sustainably feed the urban population especially the urban poor as rapid urbanization has the tendency to urbanize poverty. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Story of Phosphorus : Sustainability implications of global phosphorus scarcity for food security

    Author : Dana Cordell; Stuart White; Jan-Olof Drangert; Julie Wilk; Johan Rockström; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; global phosphorus scarcity; peak phosphorus; global food security; sustainable resource use; food production and consumption system; transdisciplinary; systems thinking; global fosforbrist; peak fosfor; global matsäkerhet; hållbar resursanvändning; system för produktion och konsumtion av mat; transdisciplinaritet; systemtänkande; Water in nature and society; Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : The story of phosphorus began with the search for the philosopher’s stone, and centuries later the critical role of phosphorus in soil fertility and crop growth was highlighted. Eventually, phosphorus was implicated in the global environmental challenge of eutrophication. READ MORE