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Kusnandar, K. (author), Brazier, F.M. (author), van Kooten, O. (author)
Sustainable agricultural development (SAD) requires empowerment and engagement of all actors in the agricultural production and supply chain to enable change. This paper proposes a novel framework for Participatory Sustainable Agricultural Development (PSAD) that distinguishes four main classes of factors that influence participation in SAD:...
journal article 2019
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Qasemipour, Ehsan (author), Abbasi, A. (author)
Water challenges-especially in developing countries-are set to be strained by population explosion, growing technology, climate change and a shift in consumption pattern toward more water-intensive products. In these situations, water transfer in virtual form can play an important role in alleviating the pressure exerted on the limited water...
journal article 2019
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Paul, Suvash Chandra (author), Mbewe, Peter B. K. (author), Kong, Sih Ying (author), Šavija, B. (author)
Concrete production utilizes cement as its major ingredient. Cement production is an important consumer of natural resources and energy. Furthermore, the cement industry is a significant CO2 producer. To reduce the environmental impact of concrete production, supplementary cementitious materials such as fly ash, blast furnace slag, and silica...
review 2019
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Swart, Jac A.A. (author), Zevenberg, Jorien (author), Ho, P.P.S. (author), Cortina, Jordi (author), Reed, Mark (author), Derak, Mchich (author), Vella, Steven (author), Zhao, Heng (author), van der Windt, Henny J. (author)
It is widely acknowledged that ecosystems often cannot be considered as separated from social systems, but that they should rather be seen as interacting, cross-scaled, coupled systems operating on multiple temporal and spatial scales. Humans have an increasing impact on ecosystems worldwide, while at the same time ecosystems are of critical...
journal article 2018
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Roobavannan, M (author), Kandasamy, J (author), Pande, S. (author), Vigneswaran, S (author), Sivapalan, M (author)
This study is focused on the water-agriculture-environment nexus as it played out in the Murrumbidgee River Basin, eastern Australia, and how coevolution of society and water management actually transpired. Over 100 years of agricultural development the Murrumbidgee Basin experienced a “pendulum swing” in terms of water allocation, initially...
journal article 2017
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Mostert, E. (author)
The Dutch water boards perform essential tasks for the Netherlands and generally effectively, yet they have often been called old-fashioned, ineffective and expensive. This paper describes and analyses the discussions on the water boards since 1953 in order to increase insight in the factors that influence institutional change in water...
journal article 2017
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Krul, K. (author), Ho, P.P.S. (author)
One of the most remarkable features of China's development path is its large-scale and fast-paced urbanization. As cities already accommodate more than half of China's population, new challenges to urban food systems have emerged concurrently. Concerns over environmental degradation and food safety have provoked growing dissatisfaction with...
journal article 2017
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Lange, K.P.H. (author), Korevaar, G. (author), Oskam, Inge F. (author), Herder, P.M. (author)
Symbiotic Urban Agriculture Networks (SUANs) are a specific class of symbiotic networks that intend to close material and energy loops from cities and urban agriculture. Private and public stakeholders in SUANs face difficulties in the implementation of technological and organisational design interventions due to the complex nature of the...
journal article 2017
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Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), McNairn, Heather (author), Monsivais-Huertero, Alejandro (author), Judge, Jasmeet (author), Liu, Pang Wei (author), Papathanassiou, Kostas (author)
Observations from spaceborne radar contain considerable information about vegetation dynamics.The ability to extract this information could lead to improved soil moisture retrievals and the increased capacity to monitor vegetation phenology and water stress using radar data.The purpose of this review paper is to provide an overview of the...
review 2017
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Knickel, K (author), Redman, M. (author), Darnhofer, I. (author), Ashkenazy, A. (author), Calvão Chebach, T. (author), Šumane, Sandra (author), Tisenkopfs, Talis (author), Zemeckis, R. (author), Atkociuniene, V. (author), Rivera, M (author), Strauss, A (author), Kristensen, L. S. (author), de Schiller, S (author), Koopmans, M. E. (author), Rogge, E. (author)
This paper explores the connections between farm modernisation, rural development and the resilience of agricultural and rural systems. The paper starts by ascertaining why agricultural and food systems need to change systemically. Evidence from case studies in fourteen countries is used to explore the possibilities for, and drivers and...
journal article 2017
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Kiptala, J.K. (author)
For integrated water resources management both blue and green water resources in a river basin and their spatial and temporal distribution have to be considered. This is because green and blue water uses are interdependent. In sub-Saharan Africa, the upper landscapes are often dominated by rainfed and supplementary irrigated agriculture that...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Hackauf, U.D. (author)
Over the last centuries, the global food system has managed to provide a growing global population with more and better food. Yet, the system is criticised for its negative effects, like increasing food miles, monocultures, a lack of transparency and poor animal welfare. The recent trend to farm more food in an around cities (urban and peri...
journal article 2015
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Kemerink-Seyoum, J.S. (author)
Since the 1980s a major change took place in public policies for water resources management. The role of governments shifted under this reform process from an emphasis on investment in the development, operation and maintenance of water infrastructure to a focus on managing water resources systems by stipulating general frameworks and defining...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Chen, Q. (author), Jia, L. (author), Hutjes, R. (author), Menenti, M. (author)
Most land surface models require information on aerodynamic roughness length and its temporal and spatial variability. This research presents a practical approach for determining the aerodynamic roughness length at fine temporal and spatial resolution over the landscape by combining remote sensing and ground measurements. The basic framework of...
journal article 2015
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Galinha, C.I. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Dunne, S.C. (author), Judge, J. (author), van de Giesen, N.C. (author)
Microwave backscatter from vegetated surfaces is influenced by vegetation structure and vegetation water content (VWC), which varies with meteorological conditions and moisture in the root zone. Radar backscatter observations are used for many vegetation and soil moisture monitoring applications under the assumption that VWC is constant on short...
journal article 2014
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Vercauteren, C. (author), Quist, J.N. (author), Van Bueren, E.M. (author), Veen, E. (author)
Urban agriculture is an emerging topic and it is widely argued that it has considerable potential for sustainable consumption and production. Community gardening is a promising type of urban agriculture and questions have been raised like whether it has additional benefits for sustainable lifestyles and behavior, and we can understand community...
conference paper 2013
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Sonneveld, B.G.J.S. (author), Keyzer, M.A. (author), Adegbola, P. (author), Pande, S. (author)
Climate change studies forWest Africa tend to predict a reduced potential for farming that will affect the food security situation of an already impoverished population. However, these studies largely ignore farmers’ adaptations and market adjustments that mitigate predicted negative effects. The paper attempts to fill some of this gap through a...
journal article 2011
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Masih, I. (author)
This study provides a hydrology based assessment of (surface) water resources and its continuum of variability and change at different spatio-temporal scales in the semi-arid Karkheh Basin, Iran, where water is scarce, competition among users is high and massive water resources development is under way. The study reveals that the ongoing...
doctoral thesis 2011
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Schnitzer, H. (author), Muster-Slawitsch, B. (author), Brunner, C. (author)
Globally seen, the agro-food sector is one of the great emitters of GreenHouseGases. Starting with agriculture, considering the transport, the processing and the retail, there are hundreds of options to reduce emissions to air, water and soil. Most processes in food industry take place at a rather low temperature below 100°C and at moderate...
conference paper 2010
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