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Cover for Case Study Portugal: Addressing tourism development and climate change in small Atlantic islands: the case of the Azores.

This chapter addresses the impact of climate change on coastal tourism in the Azores and, in particular, discusses whether the EU and regional climate change policies are reasonable and feasible at a local scale for the Azores. The chapter first presents background information on the Azores and an...

Author(s)
Calado, H.; Borges, P.; Ng Kiat; Vergílio, M.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648439)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 State and federal responses to increasing input intensity in the US.

This chapter provides the reader with an understanding of US agri-environmental policy including a review of the approaches that have been used and a description of the overall regulatory context. It presents case studies that characterize compliance costs of key regulations and standards affecting ...

Author(s)
Winsten, J.; Knight, L. G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935573)
Type
Book chapter

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