Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri chains

Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri chains

This book links tropical agri-chain dynamics – with which CIRAD and AFD have been involved for decades – to that of sustainable development.

Author: Estelle Biénabe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9402410155

Category: Technology & Engineering

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This book links tropical agri-chain dynamics – with which CIRAD and AFD have been involved for decades – to that of sustainable development. Increased environmental and social concerns urge agri-chain actors and development practitioners to design innovations, and public and private actors to invent regulations in connection with agri-chains to improve sustainability.With a view to contributing towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this book examines the different roles of agri-chains: as vectors of development, as spaces of innovation, as objects of evaluation, and as arenas of regulation. It builds upon the findings and experiences of CIRAD and its researchers together with their Southern partners, and of AFD and its officers.Linking agricultural production with the other economic sectors, agri- chains are key spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability meet and where local and global actors experiment interlinked or common solutions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri chains

Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri chains

To understand these links between tropical agri-chain transformations and sustainable development, this book's different parts delve deeper into the topics briefly presented in this introduction: the agri-chains as vectors of ...

Author: Estelle Biénabe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789402410167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 353

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This book links tropical agri-chain dynamics – with which CIRAD and AFD have been involved for decades – to that of sustainable development. Increased environmental and social concerns urge agri-chain actors and development practitioners to design innovations, and public and private actors to invent regulations in connection with agri-chains to improve sustainability.With a view to contributing towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this book examines the different roles of agri-chains: as vectors of development, as spaces of innovation, as objects of evaluation, and as arenas of regulation. It builds upon the findings and experiences of CIRAD and its researchers together with their Southern partners, and of AFD and its officers.Linking agricultural production with the other economic sectors, agri- chains are key spaces where local and global challenges to sustainability meet and where local and global actors experiment interlinked or common solutions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Industrial Engineering along Product Service Life Cycle Supply Chain

Sustainable Industrial Engineering along Product Service Life Cycle Supply Chain

Wassenaar, T.; Paillat, J.-M.; Guerrin, F.; Lecomte, P.; Médoc, J.-M.; Parrot, L.; Queste, J.; Salgado, P.; Tillard, E.; Vayssières, J. Inter-supply chain recycling of residues. In Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri-Chains; ...

Author: João Carlos de Oliveira Matias

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783036514871

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 474

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Sustainable industrial engineering addresses the sustainability issue from economic, environmental, and social points of view. Its application fields are the whole value chain and lifecycle of products/services, from the development to the end-of-life stages. This book aims to address many of the challenges faced by industrial organizations and supply chains to become more sustainable through reinventing their processes and practices, by continuously incorporating sustainability guidelines and practices in their decisions, such as circular economy, collaboration with suppliers and customers, using information technologies and systems, tracking their products’ life-cycle, using optimization methods to reduce resource use, and to apply new management paradigms to help mitigate many of the wastes that exist across organizations and supply chains. This book will be of interest to the fast-growing body of academics studying and researching sustainability, as well as to industry managers involved in sustainability management.
Categories: Business & Economics

Living territories to transform the world

Living territories to transform the world

Sustainable development and tropical agri-chains. Springer Netherlands. Biénabe E., Caron P., Rival A., Loeillet D. 2017b. General conclusion and new research perspectives. In: Sustainable development and tropical agri-chains (Biénabe ...

Author: Tom Wassenaar

Publisher: Quae

ISBN: 9782759227310

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 274

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What resources underpin the development of a territory? What does territorial management of resources mean? What specific characteristics and opportunities does territorial organization offer for agricultural production, regulation of sectors, and services? How are territorial public policies conceived and applied? But also, what are the limits of the territorial approach? How does a territorial approach refashion the frameworks of intervention for development? How do we implement and reinvent mechanisms to provide support, build skills, and promote production and good governance? How do we mobilize information systems, apprehend territorial dynamics, and encourage decentralized planning? Using a wide diversity of case studies, the book explores how actors, scales and scopes of intervention interact in the development of rural spaces in the countries of the Global South, both at the local level and in the global perspective of the objectives of sustainable development. The book brings together the experiences and views of more than 150 researchers and experts from CIRAD, AFD and their partners. It is aimed at researchers, engineers, professionals in the countries of the Global South, as well as students and the wider public.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Land Use and Food Security in 2050 a Narrow Road

Land Use and Food Security in 2050  a Narrow Road

Agrimonde-Terra Olivier Mora, Marie de Lattre-Gasquet, Chantal le Mouël ... A new analytical framework of farming system and agriculture model diversities: a review. ... In: Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri-chains ...

Author: Olivier Mora

Publisher: Quae

ISBN: 9782759228805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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After a first foresight study on ‘World food security in 2050’ (Agrimonde), CIRAD and INRA have turned their attention to a new foresight exercise on ‘Land use and food security in 2050’ (Agrimonde-Terra). This new study seeks to highlight levers that could modify ongoing land-use patterns for improved food and nutrition security. Agrimonde-Terra proposes a trend analysis on the global context, climate change, food diets, urban-rural linkages, farm structures, cropping and livestock systems, and explores five scenarios. Three scenarios entitled ‘Metropolization’, ‘Regionalization’ and ‘Households’ are based on current competing trends identified in most world regions. Two scenarios entitled ‘Healthy’ and ‘Communities’ involve potential breaks that could change the entire land use and food security system. The ‘Healthy’ scenario is the only one that makes it possible to achieve sustainable world food and nutrition security in 2050. Nevertheless, current trends in agricultural and food systems in most parts of the world converge towards the ‘Metropolization’ scenario, which is not sustainable in terms of both land use and human health. Therefore, changing the course of ongoing trends in favor of sustainable land uses and healthy food systems will be one of the main challenges of the next decades. It will require systemic transformation, strong and coherent public policies across sectors and scales, and consistent actions from a wide range of actors. This foresight provides a large information base on land uses, food systems and food security and constitutes a tool box to stimulate debates, imagine new policies and innovations. It aims to empower decision makers, stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and researchers to develop a constructive dialogue on the futures of land uses and food security at either world, regional and national levels.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Agriculture Livestock Production and Aquaculture

Agriculture  Livestock Production and Aquaculture

Ex-ante impact of on-farm diversification and forward integration on agricultural value chain resilience: A system dynamics approach. Agricultural Systems ... In : Sustainable development and tropical agri-chains. Biénabe Estelle (ed.) ...

Author: Arvind Kumar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030932626

Category: Science

Page: 321

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This two-volume set discusses recent approaches and technological innovations for sustainable agriculture in smallholder farming systems impacted by climate change. The systems covered include crop-based agricultural production, as well as aquaculture and livestock production as related systems using similar techniques to combat food security issues brought about by climate change and resource overuse. The chapters detail innovations involving crop diversification, soil resilience management, geoinformatics and land suitability monitoring for smart farming, information technology in livestock production, and nutrient resource management in fishery aquaculture. Researchers, practitioners and industries will be able to use this information to implement socially and economically sustainable practices to achieve food security in impoverished areas vulnerable to climate change, while also learning about the rapid evolution in information technology that is applicable for and available to small holder farmers. Volume 2 focuses on trends and technologies in food security within the context of sustainable practices, drone technology, microwave data, molecular farming, machine learning, agricultural economics, spatial modeling and agricultural policy. These chapters discuss advancements in fishery resource and aquaculture practices, and also the challenges facing these areas due to climate change.
Categories: Science

Innovation with Spatial Impact Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Cerrado

Innovation with Spatial Impact  Sustainable Development of the Brazilian Cerrado

This book is unique and original, constituting a pioneering study in the use of spatial economics and related analytical approaches to Brazil’s Cerrado agricultural development and the formation of agro-industrial value chains.

Author: Akio Hosono

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811361821

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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This book is unique and original, constituting a pioneering study in the use of spatial economics and related analytical approaches to Brazil’s Cerrado agricultural development and the formation of agro-industrial value chains. This methodology is appropriate because Cerrado agriculture has been developed from scratch in a vast, previously barren area (204.7 million ha.) in which a spatial transformation has taken place. Until 40 years ago, this region, with its huge expanse of tropical savanna was believed to be unsuited to agriculture. Now, however, it has been transformed into an immense breadbasket, contributing to the mitigation of global food shortages. It also has contributed to the inland development of Brazil, promoting urbanization with a higher living standard and modern production techniques. This book identifies critical factors that enabled the transformation of the Cerrado. To understand the process of agricultural development and the formation of agro-industrial value chains, spatial economics and related approaches are essential because the process involves spatial interactions such as transportation, supply chains, knowledge spillovers, environmental constraints, migration, and urbanization. The book demonstrates that the initial development of Cerrado agriculture was a genuine spatial transformation with contributions from pioneering producers, agribusinesses, and central and local governments, as well as through international cooperation. It also discusses agriculture and agro-industrial value chains focusing on inclusive and sustainable development, a major concern of the international community particularly in terms of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Categories: Political Science

Artificial Intelligence Anthropogenic Nature vs Social Origin

Artificial Intelligence  Anthropogenic Nature vs  Social Origin

(13) development of the normative and legal basis of usage of robots; (14) development of such directions as text recognition based on precedents, etc. ... Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri-Chains, pp. 283–303.

Author: Elena G. Popkova

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030393199

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 878

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This book presents advanced research studies on the topic of artificial intelligence as a component of social and economic relations and processes. It gathers research papers from the International Research-to-Practice Conference “The 21st Century from the Positions of Modern Science: Intellectual, Digital and Innovative Aspects” (May 23–24, 2019, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) and the International Research-to-Practice Conference “Economics of Pleasure: a Science of Enjoying Economic Activities” (October 3–5, 2019, Prague, Czech Republic). Both conferences were organized by the Autonomous Non-Profit Organization “Institute of Scientific Communications” (Volgograd). What sets this book apart from other publications on the topic of artificial intelligence is that it approaches AI not as a technological tool, but as an economic entity. Bringing together papers by representatives of various fields of social and human knowledge, it systematically reflects on various economic, social, and legal aspects of the creation, application, and development of artificial intelligence. Given the multidisciplinary nature of its content, the book will appeal to a broad target audience, including those engaged in developing AI (scientific research institutes and universities), and Industry 4.0 enterprises interested in its implementation, as well as state regulators for the digital economy.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Financialization of Agri Food Systems

The Financialization of Agri Food Systems

the value of a basket of commodities, typically including oil, metals, and agricultural products. ... the financialization of agriculture', in E. Biénabe, A. Rival, and D. Loeillet (eds) Sustainable Development and Tropical Agri-chains, ...

Author: Hilde Bjorkhaug

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351654920

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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Financialization is the increased influence of financial actors and logics on social and economic life, and is one of the key drivers transforming food systems and rural economies around the world. The premise of this book is that the actions of financial actors, and their financial logics, are transforming agri-food systems in profound ways. It is shown that although financialization is a powerful dynamic, some recent developments suggest that the rollout of financialization is contradictory and uneven in different spaces and markets. The book examines cases in which state regulation or re-regulation and social movement resistance are setting roadblocks or speed bumps in the path of financialization, resulting in a ‘cooling off’ of investment, as well as the other side of the argument where there is evidence of a ‘heating up’. The authors address not only the limits to financialization, but also the mechanisms through which financial entities are able to penetrate and re-shape agri-food industries. This book provides both a comparative analysis of financialization blending, and empirical findings with conceptual insights. It explores the connection between financialization, food systems, and rural transformation by critically examining: the concept of financialization and how food and farming are being financialized; the impacts of financialization in the food industry; and financialization in farming and forestry – along with the impacts this has on rural people and communities. This is a timely book, bringing together concrete case studies, from around the globe, to reveal the operations and impacts of finance capital in the ‘space’ of agri-food.
Categories: Social Science

Proceedings of Selected Articles of 2013 World Agricultural Outlook Conference

Proceedings of Selected Articles of 2013 World Agricultural Outlook Conference

To sum up, low carbon economy is the route one must take the sustainable agriculture development in tropical Hainan. References Fu Guohua (1996) Operation of agricultural industry chain, increase agricultural benefit system [J].

Author: Shiwei Xu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642543562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

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Food security has always been a major global concern and is getting more attention in recent years. In fact, the global economy and stability has been severely challenged by the precarious state of food security, which was exacerbated by a combination of sharp price volatility and disastrous weather conditions related to climate change. The book aims to improve the analysis and projection of agricultural production and marketing, facilitates information exchange to better food supply and demand, and ultimately contributes to enhance world food security and sustainable global agricultural development.
Categories: Business & Economics