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Möglichkeiten der Förderung von Bodenbewusstsein durch Medien, die zum aktiven Forschen anregen – eine Expertenbefragung
Angesichts gravierender Folgen des derzeitigen unachtsamen Umgangs mit Böden, war es Ziel dieser Arbeit, verschiedene Möglichkeiten zur Förderung von Bodenbewusstsein zu untersuchen. Dabei wurde Bezug auf die zunehmende Nutzung von Medien in unserer Gesellschaft genommen. Mit einer systematischen Übersichtsarbeit sollte zum einen herausgestellt werden, welche bodenthematischen Bildungsmedien und -projekte bereits im deutschsprachigen Raum vorzufinden sind. Mit dieser Methode konnten knapp über fünfhundert Quellen im ...
Vol. 9 No. 3 (2021)
(Specialized Partnerships in Sustainable Food Systems and Food Sovereignty, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, the University of Kassel, Germany and the Federation of German Scientists (VDW), 2021)
Mixed method survey of vegetable farming and rural farmers’ livelihood in Enugu State, Nigeria
Studies on the role of agriculture on the improvement of livelihood of farmers have primarily focused on staple crops. Increased awareness on the importance of vegetables in urban and rural areas in Nigeria has led to a rise in demand of vegetables. In both rural and urban communities, smallholder farmers are responding to this demand by increasing vegetable production and thereby creating economic opportunity for themselves. The purpose of this paper is to assess the role of vegetable farming on rural farmers’ ...
Determination of fat, salt and sodium contents of selected fast food items available for sale in Colombo city, Sri Lanka: An approach to colour coding of fast foods
Fast food has become a popular trend among Sri Lankan consumers. However, the nutritional facts of these food items that aid consumer awareness are scantly found in Sri Lanka. This study aimed to examine fat, salt and sodium contents of selected fast food types sold in Colombo city. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to identify the fast food consumption patterns of the target population. Fat, salt and sodium contents of highly preferred fast food types selected based on the survey, namely; Chinese fish roll ...
Food Enhancers Usage in Home Food Preparation among the Young Working Women in Malaysia: A Qualitative Study
This paper explores the usage of food enhancers in food preparation among young working women in Malaysia. In this qualitative study, the study informants were drafted using purposive snowball strategy to take part in a semi-structured interview. The data were recorded and analysed accordingly to the research aims. Majority of the informants claimed that they used food enhancer to enhance the flavour and taste of the food while reducing cooking time, minimise preparation processes and time spent in the kitchen. As ...
Choice of savings instruments among rural women maize farmers: evidence from Uganda
Households in developing countries employ a wide range of mechanisms for making cash and in-kind (goods and services) savings which are either formal or informal. Yet, literature on how choices about appropriate savings instruments are made remains scanty. We examine the patterns and choice of these saving instruments using household data from women farmers in eastern Uganda. In particular, the paper focuses on the choice between formal cash saving instruments like commercial banks, village savings and loans associations ...
Reasons for consuming rasi as a staple food for the Cireundeu indigenous people: a qualitative study
Rasi (made from cassava) are used as staple food by the Cireundeu indigenous people. This food culture is considered different from the food culture of Indonesian people who generally make rice as their staple food. Therefore, this study aimed to show the reasons Cireundeu indigenous people consume rasi as their staple food. This qualitative research was conducted in Cireundeu Village, Cimahi City, West Java Province, Indonesia. Data was collected from the Cireundeu indigenous people through in-depth interviews and ...
Finding alternatives: Canadian attitudes towards novel foods in support of sustainable agriculture
Global agriculture and farming practices account for roughly a quarter of total atmospheric emissions. Protein agricultural is especially prone to green-house gas emissions. There is a need to find alternatives, both in the form of protein and sustainable practices in providing alternative protein sources. However, sustainable agricultural practices must consider consumer behaviour and attitude towards switching protein sources. In this study, we carried out a survey of 993 Canadians in order to better understand the ...
Application of check-all-that-apply (CATA) in sensory profile assessment of arabica dark roast and black pepper mixed coffee
Black pepper coffee is one of the developing innovations in Bangka Belitung Province, Indonesia. This study aimed to assess black pepper coffee's sensory profile using the CATA (check-all-that-apply) rapid analysis method and find the formula and brewing technique most consumers liked. The study consisted of two stages: determining the sensory attributes of black pepper coffee and taking sensory data from coffee consumers with coffee and black pepper powder ratios (98:2; 96:4; and 94:6) and brewing methods (cold brew, ...
Agricultural risk assessment to enhance the food systems of the Mbororo minority community in the Northwest region of Cameroon
Increasing population pressure, coupled with the effects of climate change manifested by longer dry seasons, wildfires, and conflicts, threatens the food systems of minority communities. In the case of the Mbororo minority community of Northwest Region of Cameroon, these threats are exacerbated by already existing problems of marginalisation. This study assesses agricultural risks in the global context of food distribution and gross domestic product that also poses a specific threat to the food system of the Mbororo ...