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Results and discussion

Kahiluoto, Helena and Vesala, Kari (2006) Results and discussion. In: Kahiluoto, Helena; Berg, Per G.; Granstedt, Artur; Fischer, Holger and Thomsson, Olof (Eds.) The power of local - sustainable food systems around the Baltic sea : interdisciplinary synthesis of the BERAS project. Baltic Ecological Recycling Agriculture and Society (BERAS), no. 7. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, pp. 32-51.

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In this chapter, the interdisciplinary synthesis of the results of the BERAS project is presented and discussed. First, the effects of localisation and enhanced recycling on the ecological, economic and social dimensions of sustainability based on the case studies are reported, the cases where food systems and farms studied in their present state. Thereafter, the positive additional effects on sustainability obtainable by further promotion of localisation and recycling in the cases are suggested. The impact of total conversion to recycling organic agriculture is then considered. Obstacles to and solutions for localisation and recycling are identified. An finally, on the basis of these, conclusions about the sustainable way to localise and recycle are presented.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:agriculture, environmental impact, nitrogen, phosphorus, recycling, local food, consumption, consumer behaviour, economic impact, social impact
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research > Ecological Production
Related Links:http://www.cul.slu.se/information/publik/BERAS_slutrapport.pdf
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:8777
Deposited On:26 Jun 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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