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Cover for What is the bioeconomy.

This chapter describes the bioeconomy as it is defined today in research and policy documents. The main characteristics of the various bioeconomy sectors, the relationships across sectors, and the related actors are described. The chapter also illustrates the main statistical evidence about the...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
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 Introduction.

This chapter delves further into the definitions of sustainability and transition and the key challenges (including recession, outmigration and global competition) to achieving sustainability transitions in European agriculture; and concludes with brief insights into the content of subsequent...

Author(s)
Sutherland, L. A.; Wilson, G. A.; Zagata, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Socio-technical transitions in farming: key concepts.

This chapter presents the core characteristics of studies of 'socio-technical transitions to sustainability', focusing on the multi-level perspective (MLP) and niche-regime linking. It includes a very brief overview of previous work on niche-internal processes, which was situated within research on ...

Author(s)
Darnhofer, I.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642192)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Utilizing the multi-level perspective in empirical field research: methodological considerations.

This chapter identifies the challenges of operationalizing the multi-level perspective (MLP) in empirical field research, and draws on experiences from field work in the FarmPath project as a case study of how these issues can be addressed. The purpose of the FarmPath project is to examine...

Author(s)
Karanikolas, P.; Vlahos, G.; Sutherland, L. A.
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
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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

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