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Cover for Correlations, trends and realities in the European agri-food model.

The previous chapter presents a cluster analysis of 24 European countries in the years 2006, 2009 and 2015 according to the four variables of animal production, vegetal production, total labour force input in the agri-food sector, and gross value added in the agri-food sector. In order to analyse...

Author(s)
Andrei, J. V.; Dragoi, M. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242201)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transition pathways towards sustainability in agriculture: case studies from Europe.

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 ...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Darnhofer, I.; Wilson, G. A.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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 agricultural economics of hemp.

The primary objective of this chapter is to enable any reader with an interest in agricultural production to evaluate production costs, revenues and profitability. The methodology presented here is not original, for it can be applied to almost any crop regardless of the continent on which it is...

Author(s)
Bouloc, P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937935)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hemp seeds for nutrition.

In several Western countries, hemp seeds and oil are gradually making a comeback as ingredients in food and cosmetics products. The best example is North America, where the recent steady increase in Canadian hemp acreage is driven almost exclusively by demand from the US market for 'natural foods'. ...

Author(s)
Leson, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937935)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Incomes and agricultural policy.

This chapter deals with the objectives of agricultural policy, particularly the income aims. It focuses on the reaction that governments have made towards the economic pressures on their farmers, as shown in the declared and implied aims of their agricultural policies. Particular attention is given ...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938475)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Trust and relationships in selected European agri-food chains.

This chapter explores the nature and role of trust in eight selected agri-food chains in four EU countries (the pigs-to-sausage and barley-to-beer chains in Germany, the cattle-to-beef and pigs-to-pigmeat chains in Ireland, the pigs-to-cured ham and cereal-to-bread chains in Spain, and the malting...

Author(s)
Leat, P.; Henchion, M.; Albisu, L. M.; Fischer, C.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of sustainable agri-food chain relationships in Europe.

The role of inter-organizational relationships in European meat and cereals chains is analysed. Using survey data from 1442 farmers, processors and retailers in six countries (Germany, UK, Spain, Poland, Ireland, and Finland), the empirical relevance of several factors potentially influencing the...

Author(s)
Fischer, C.; Hartmann, M.; Reynolds, N.; Leat, P.; Revoredo-Giha, C.; Henchion, M.; Gracia, A.; Albisu, L. M.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Salmonid alphaviruses.

This chapter presents a review of salmonid alphavirus, covering all known information on this group of economically important viruses in salmonids.

Author(s)
Graham, D. A.; McLoughlin, M. F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935542)
Type
Book chapter

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