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Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe.

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The aim of this book is to improve the understanding of transition processes in European agriculture. It focuses on 'emerging transitions' - how new organizational forms and technologies change, and are changed by, mainstream actors and practices in the agricultural sector. This is achieved through an integration of recent academic theory on transition and change in agricultural systems and assess...

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On-farm renewable energy: a 'classic case' of technological transition.

The analysis of on-farm renewable energy production in this chapter demonstrates how technologies developed in the agricultural sector have been 'translated' in response to changing landscape pressures on the energy regime. A socio-technical transition which (in Europe) originated in the agricultural sector is leading to a radical transition in the energy sector (in other words multi-regime interaction). This change is assessed as a transition in progress, emphasizing the important influence of policy on the rapid increase in renewable energy production in general, and on farms in particular. Production of on-farm renewable energy is examined in three European case study sites, focusing on two specific types of renewable technologies: biogas production through anaerobic digestion in the Czech Republic and Germany; and wind energy production in the UK (specifically Scotland).

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction. Author(s): Sutherland, L. A. Wilson, G. A. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 17) Socio-technical transitions in farming: key concepts. Author(s): Darnhofer, I.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Understanding the diversity of European rural areas. Author(s): Slee, B. Pinto-Correia, T.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 51) Utilizing the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations. Author(s): Karanikolas, P. Vlahos, G. Sutherland, L. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 67) Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models. Author(s): Pinto-Correia, T. Gonzalez, C. Sutherland, L. A. Peneva, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 83) More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture. Author(s): Schiller, S. R. Gonzalez, C. Flanigan, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 97) High nature value farming: environmental practices for rural sustainability. Author(s): Peneva, M. Draganova, M. Gonzalez, C. Diaz, M. Mishev, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 113) Transition processes and natural resource management. Author(s): Vlahos, G. Schiller, S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 143) 'The missing actor': alternative agri-food networks and the resistance of key regime actors. Author(s): Darrot, C. Diaz, M. Tsakalou, E. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 157) Local quality and certification schemes as new forms of governance in sustainability transitions. Author(s): Lošt'ák, M. Karanikolas, P. Draganova, M. Zagata, L.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 171) Transdisciplinarity in deriving sustainability pathways for agriculture. Author(s): Pinto-Correia, T. McKee, A. Guimarães, H.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 189) Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming. Author(s): Darnhofer, I. Sutherland, L. A. Pinto-Correia, T.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 205) Conclusions. Author(s): Sutherland, L. A. Zagata, L. Wilson, G. A.