Fraňková, Eva

Socio-Metabolic Perspectives on the Sustainability of Local Food Systems

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Key Concepts, Debates and Approaches in Analysing the Sustainability of Agri-Food Systems
Eva Fraňková, Willi Haas, Simron Jit Singh

Part I. Key Concepts and Approaches

2. Methodological Challenges and General Criteria for Assessing and Designing Local Sustainable Agri-Food Systems: A Socio-Ecological Approach at Landscape Level
Enric Tello, Manuel González de Molina

3. Biophysical Analysis of Agri-Food Systems: Scales, Energy Efficiency, Power and Metabolism of Society
Tiziano Gomiero

4. The Energy–Landscape Integrated Analysis (ELIA) of Agroecosystems
Joan Marull, Carme Font

Part II. Case Studies and Empirical Evidence

5. Does Your Landscape Mirror What You Eat? A Long-Term Socio-metabolic Analysis of a Local Food System in Vallès County (Spain, 1860–1956–1999)
Roc Padró, Inés Marco, Claudio Cattaneo, Jonathan Caravaca, Enric Tello

6. Sustainability Challenges of Pre-industrial Local Food Systems—Insights from Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research in Austria
Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger, Simone Gingrich, Dino Güldner

7. Food, Feed, Fuel, Fibre and Finance: Looking for Sustainability Halfway Between Traditional Organic and Industrialised Agriculture in the Czech Republic
Eva Fraňková, Claudio Cattaneo

8. Leapfrogging Agricultural Development: Cooperative Initiatives Among Cambodian Small Farmers to Handle Sustainability Constraints
Arnim Scheidel, Bunchhorn Lim, Kimchhin Sok, Piseth Duk

9. A Socio-metabolic Transition of Diets on a Greek Island: Evidence of “Quiet Sustainability”
Panos Petridis, Julia Huber

10. Local, Mixed and Global Organic Tomato Supply Chains: Some Lessons Learned from a Real-World Case Study
Gonzalo Gamboa, Sara Mingorria, Marina Di Masso, Mario Giampietro

11. Connecting Local Food and Organic Waste Management Systems: Closing Nutrient Loops in the City of Madrid
Marian Simon-Rojo, Barbora Duží

12. Conclusions: Promises and Challenges for Sustainable Agri-Food Systems
Simron Jit Singh, Willi Haas, Eva Fraňková

Keywords: Life Sciences, Applied Ecology, Sustainable Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning

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Human-Environment Interactions
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19 pages
Natural Sciences
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