home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

RESOURCE USE IN A LOW-INPUT ORGANIC VEGETABLE FOOD SUPPLY SYSTEM IN UK - A CASE STUDY

Østergård, Hanne; Markussen, Mads Ville; Kullak, Michal; Nemecek, Thomas and Smith, Laurence (2014) RESOURCE USE IN A LOW-INPUT ORGANIC VEGETABLE FOOD SUPPLY SYSTEM IN UK - A CASE STUDY. In: Rahmann, G. and Aksoy, U. (Eds.) Building Organic Bridges, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 1, Thuenen Report, no. 20, pp. 215-218.

[img]
Preview
PDF - English
72kB

Summary

Use of local renewable resources in a low-input organic vegetable food supply system in UK is evaluated against the use of imported resources in the same system. Despite much focus by the farmer on low-input, the production and distribution system is only supported by 13% local renewable resources based on an emergy assessment. Future sustainability of such systems are discussed.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Vegetable products; emergy assessment; renewable resources; Fossil fuel
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishVegetable productshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_13438
Englishemergy assessmentUNSPECIFIED
EnglishRenewable resourceshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6502
Englishfossil fuelUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Farming Systems
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: Denmark > DTU - Technical University of Denmark
International Conferences > 2014: 18th IFOAM OWC Scientific Track: 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference
FP7 Grant Agreement Number:245058
ISBN:978-3-86576-128-6
DOI:10.3220/REP_20_1_2014
Deposited By: Østergård, Professor Hanne
ID Code:24083
Deposited On:31 Oct 2014 13:09
Last Modified:31 Oct 2014 13:09
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:urn:nbn:de:gbv:253-201407-dn053621-1

Repository Staff Only: item control page