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Tesi etd-05062010-113759


Thesis type
Tesi di dottorato di ricerca
Author
GUARINO, CONCETTINA
URN
etd-05062010-113759
Title
Evaluating multifunctional land use and livestock farming: a co-evolutionary approach among farmers and consumers
Settore scientifico disciplinare
AGR/01
Corso di studi
PRODUZIONI ANIMALI, SANITA' E IGIENE DEGLI ALIMENTI NEI PAESI A CLIMA MEDITERRANEO
Commissione
commissario Prof. Gianfaldoni, Daniela
commissario Prof. Bagliacca, Marco
commissario Prof. Marescotti, Andrea
commissario Prof. Cenci Goga, Beniamino Terzo
tutor Prof. Di Iacovo, Francesco
Parole chiave
  • production-consumption patterns
  • multifunctional agriculture
  • co-evaluation tool
  • sustainability
Data inizio appello
11/06/2010;
Consultabilità
parziale
Data di rilascio
11/06/2050
Riassunto analitico
This study takes its place within the research framework related to monitoring and assessment tools for agriculture sustainability as means of co-evolutionary transition towards responsible models of production and consumption. <br>The process of modernization and globalization of the agro-food sector, in a sense positive development, has also caused negative effects reaching its ecological, economic and social limitations. The future prospects add further concerns to the critical situation: the demand for multi-functional merits from agriculture grows alongside the need to feed a growing global population.<br>In a context of great pressure on agriculture and livestock sector, sustainable production holds the key to finding an answer to these challenges (Häni, 2006). But, in order to have a broad spread and achievement of sustainable principles, implementing solution on production side as well as promote development policy programs is not enough: cooperative actions involving also consumers in an active role are needed. <br>It is clear that a responsible agricultural production, which makes wise use of all its resources is essential. But also a more complex interaction and co-dependence between production and consumption systems as well as the development of an aware local system of reference is necessary for a new approach of responsible agriculture.<br>A basic starting point in order to establish models with a shared responsibility among the subjects involved is the re-location of production and consumption within new social relations and their disengagement from the external drivers (global markets, mass retailing …).<br>The present research aims to contribute in achieving these objectives through a holistic self-assessment tool for practical use at the farm level with also the purpose to provoke a co-evolutionary process of consumers and producers practices.<br>Basically, we think about a tool that is relevant to the evaluation community; provide practical guidelines and is user-friendly.
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