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Cover for Lifestyle farming: countryside consumption and transition towards new farming models.

This chapter deals with the role of 'countryside consumption' as a driver of change in agricultural and land-based activities in Europe. It analyses how increasing utilization of the countryside as a space of consumption (such as for amenity, living space, and leisure activities) has led to a shift ...

Author(s)
Pinto-Correia, T.; Gonzalez, C.; Sutherland, L. A.; Peneva, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for More than just a factor in transition processes? The role of collaboration in agriculture.

This chapter provides insights into the role of collaboration in transition processes in agriculture. It shows how collaboration can be conceptualized as a socio-technical innovation, based on the in-depth analysis of three initiatives (machinery rings in eastern Scotland, CRIE Montado in Portugal...

Author(s)
Schiller, S. R.; Gonzalez, C.; Flanigan, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for High nature value farming: environmental practices for rural sustainability.

This chapter focuses on possible transition pathways towards sustainable agriculture through an understanding of the environmental, social, cultural and economic advantages of 'high nature value farming' (HNVF) and its implications for European regions. The overall objective is to explore how the...

Author(s)
Peneva, M.; Draganova, M.; Gonzalez, C.; Diaz, M.; Mishev, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transition processes and natural resource management.

Transitions relating to public goods from the agricultural sector, particularly water quality, are addressed in this chapter. The common characteristic of the three case studies presented in this chapter is that they focus on areas where agriculture is exerting pressure on water resources. The...

Author(s)
Vlahos, G.; Schiller, S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for 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...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Peter, S.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'The missing actor': alternative agri-food networks and the resistance of key regime actors.

This chapter focuses on alliances and resistances within niches at the regional scale, and on the specific processes which allow them to overcome barriers and enable an emerging transition. The case studies presented in this chapter are alternative agri-food networks (AAFNs) in three regions of...

Author(s)
Darrot, C.; Diaz, M.; Tsakalou, E.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Local quality and certification schemes as new forms of governance in sustainability transitions.

In this chapter, local certification schemes are assessed in relation to the role that new forms of governance can play in facilitating sustainability transitions. The chapter focuses, particularly, on the interactions between new forms of horizontal governance emerging in local quality and...

Author(s)
Lošt'ák, M.; Karanikolas, P.; Draganova, M.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transdisciplinarity in deriving sustainability pathways for agriculture.

This chapter considers the role of transdisciplinarity in establishing future pathways for regional transition, describing the development of a process for identifying 'transition pathways'. The first part of this chapter reflects on how transdisciplinarity can be understood and applied in...

Author(s)
Pinto-Correia, T.; McKee, A.; Guimarães, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conceptual insights derived from case studies on 'emerging transitions' in farming.

This chapter briefly reviews the specificity of farming and associated implications for understanding transitions. It then reviews the lessons learned from case studies on sustainability transitions in European agriculture, especially regarding the definitions of niche and regime in the context of...

Author(s)
Darnhofer, I.; Sutherland, L. A.; Pinto-Correia, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conclusions.

The primary purpose of this book has been to assess the mechanisms involved in enabling sustainability transitions in European agriculture. This chapter highlights the cross-cutting themes from the research, emphasizing in particular the implications for sustainability transitions and the role of...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Zagata, L.; Wilson, G. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter

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