Sökning: "Agricultural productivity"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 136 avhandlingar innehållade orden Agricultural productivity.
Sammanfattning : Characterization studies of local livestock breeds are important to identify their potential and value for the Global Animal Genetic Resources. Important traits have been attributed to local breeds including adaptability and resilience to harsh environments and other traits with potential use in breeding schemes oriented towards the challenges of climate change. LÄS MER
2. Production and engineering of a xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase from Populus tremula x tremuloides
Sammanfattning : The aim of this work was to develop a production process for the enzyme xyloglucan endo-transglycosylase from Populus tremula x tremuloides (PttXET16-34). The natural transglycosylating activity of this enzyme has previously been employed in a XET-Technology. LÄS MER
3. From Betterment to Bt maize : agricultural development and the introduction of genetically modified maize to South African smallholders
Sammanfattning : Agriculture has received renewed attention in poverty reduction efforts in Africa in recent years, and there are hopes that GM crops could have an important role in helping increase smallholder yields and reduce poverty. Drawing on critical discourse analysis (CDA) and livelihoods perspectives, this thesis examines the ideas governing the Massive Food Production Programme (MFPP), an agricultural development programme aiming to reduce poverty by raising agricultural production in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, and its local effects when implemented in smallholder communities. LÄS MER
4. Bioenergy from Swedish forests : A Study of extraction methods, quality and effects for forest owners
Sammanfattning : The forest constitutes a very important element of renewable natural resources and makes a significant contribution to the Swedish bioeconomy. Biofuels are Sweden’s largest source of energy; of all the energy we use, 32% comes from biofuels, and of this approximately 85% comes from the forest and the forestry sector. LÄS MER
5. Sustainable Land and Water Management for a Greener Future : Large-scale insights in support of Agroecological Intensification
Sammanfattning : The challenge of producing more food in times of climate change, degraded land and scares water resources is calling for a radical transformation of agriculture. Sustainable agricultural intensification is the process of increasing the productivity of farms while preserving functional ecosystems. LÄS MER