Food Systems Modelling

Food Systems Modelling
Author: Christian J. Peters,Dawn D. Thilmany
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780128221129
ISBN 13: 0128221127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Food Systems Modelling emphasizes sustainability, including the impact of agriculture and food production on profits, people and environment, with a particular focus on the ability of humanity to continue producing food in the midst of global environmental change. Sections introduce the purpose of models, the definition of a food system, the importance of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary inquiry, cover specific branches of modeling in the sustainability of food systems, and wrestle with the challenge of communicating modeling research and appropriately integrating multiple dimensions of sustainability. This book will be a welcomed reference for food scientists, agricultural scientists, nutritionists, environmental scientists, ecologists, economists, those working in agribusiness and food supply chain management, community and public health, and urban and regional planning, as well as academicians and graduate students interested in the sustainability of food systems. Emphasizes sustainability, including the impact of agriculture and food production on profits Focuses on the ability of humanity to continue producing food in the midst of global environmental change Deciphers what models can teach us about food system sustainability

Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture

Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture
Author: K.C.Ting,David H. Fleisher,Luis F. Rodriguez
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN 10: 1848261330
ISBN 13: 9781848261334
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture is a component of Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Engineering and Technology Resources in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Systems analysis and modeling is being used increasingly in understanding and solving problems in food and agriculture. The purpose of systems analysis is to support decisions by emphasizing the interactions of processes and components within a system. Frequently investigated systems level questions in agriculture and food are relevant to the 6 E's: Environment, Energy, Ecology, Economics, Education, and Efficiency. The theme on Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture with contributions from distinguished experts in the field provides information on key topics related to food and agricultural system. The coverage include an overview of food system; system level aspects related to energy, environment, and social/policy issues; knowledge bases and decision support; computer models for crops, food processing, water resources, and agricultural meteorology; collection and analysis methods for data from field experiments; use of models and information systems. This volume is aimed at the following a wide spectrum of audiences from the merely curious to those seeking in-depth knowledge: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System
Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on a Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN 10: 030930783X
ISBN 13: 9780309307833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the data needs that are required to assess the effects. The overview of the food system and the framework described in this report will be an essential resource for decision makers, researchers, and others to examine the possible impacts of alternative policies or agricultural or food processing practices.

Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems

Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems
Author: Alejandro G. Marangoni
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN 10: 3319512927
ISBN 13: 9783319512921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This text provides a comprehensive and thorough overview of kinetic modelling in food systems, which will allow researchers to further their knowledge on the chemistry and practical use of modelling techniques. The main emphasis is on performing kinetic analyses and creating models, employing a hands-on approach focused on putting the content discussed to direct use. The book lays out the requisite basic information and data surrounding kinetic modelling, presents examples of applications to different problems and provides exercises that can be solved utilizing the data provided. Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems pursues a practical approach to kinetic analysis, providing helpful exercises involving chlorophyll degradation in processed vegetables, metabolic oscillations and sugar accumulation in cold-stored potatoes, transesterification of oils to manufacture biodiesel, aggregation of whey proteins to make protein gels and crystallization of fat stabilizers used in nut butters, among others. The book lays out the basics of kinetic modelling and develops several new models for the study of these complex systems. Taken together with the accompanying exercises, they offer a full portrait of kinetic analysis, from its basic scientific groundwork to its application.

Food Processing Operations Modeling

Food Processing Operations Modeling
Author: Joseph M. Irudayaraj
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2001-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780203908105
ISBN 13: 0203908104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A comprehensive survey of thermal processing and modelling techniques in food process engineering. It combines theory and practice to solve actual problems in the food processing industry - emphasizing heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, electromagnetics, stochastic processes, and neural network analysis in food systems. There are specific case stu

Modelling Microorganisms in Food

Modelling Microorganisms in Food
Author: Stanley Brul,Suzanne Van Gerwen,Marcel Zwietering
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-03-12
ISBN 10: 1845692942
ISBN 13: 9781845692940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Predicting the growth and behaviour of microorganisms in food has long been an aim in food microbiology research. In recent years, microbial models have evolved to become more exact and the discipline of quantitative microbial ecology has gained increasing importance for food safety management, particularly as minimal processing techniques have become more widely used. These processing methods operate closer to microbial death, survival and growth boundaries and therefore require even more precise models. Written by a team of leading experts in the field, Modelling microorganims in food assesses the latest developments and provides an outlook for the future of microbial modelling. Part one discusses general issues involved in building models of microbial growth and inactivation in foods, with chapters on the historical background of the field, experimental design, data processing and model fitting, the problem of uncertainty and variability in models and modelling lag-time. Further chapters review the use of quantitative microbiology tools in predictive microbiology and the use of predictive microbiology in risk assessment. The second part of the book focuses on new approaches in specific areas of microbial modelling, with chapters discussing the implications of microbial variability in predictive modelling and the importance of taking into account microbial interactions in foods. Predicting microbial inactivation under high pressure and the use of mechanistic models are also covered. The final chapters outline the possibility of incorporating systems biology approaches into food microbiology. Modelling microorganisms in food is a standard reference for all those in the field of food microbiology. Assesses the latest developments in microbial modelling Discusses the issues involved in building models of microbial growth Chapters review the use of quantitative microbiology tools in predictive microbiology

Modeling for Sustainable Management in Agriculture Food and the Environment

Modeling for Sustainable Management in Agriculture  Food and the Environment
Author: Taylor & Francis Group
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021-09-15
ISBN 10: 9780367186678
ISBN 13: 0367186675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recent developments in computer science, data mining and big data analytics have resulted in new operational frameworks in agriculture, food and the environment, which in fact, share a strong link between them. A key challenge for researchers is to extract new data patterns and utilize them in decision making. Managers, policy makers, and practitioners have to be aware of these methodologies, in order to establish efficient and effective working groups for the tasks to be resolved. The book reviews the complexity in the interrelationship between agriculture, food production and processing, and environmental issues. It also highlights the prospects of modelling in various cases of problems solving in these sectors, and reviews the new and future challenges. Consumer awareness in food production and processing practices, is continually increasing and the necessity for advanced behavioural tools follows the same trend. Furthermore, the value chain management challenge is becoming one of the most crucial tasks due to the increased importance of new parameters like the origin of products, its environmental footprint the enhancement of local production, etc. The book addresses these topics in a holistic approach, merging modelling with advanced marketing practices in a coherent and innovative manner, being an effective tool in a continuously demanding world.

Food Process Modelling

Food Process Modelling
Author: L M M Tijskens,M L A T M Hertog,B M Nicolai
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2001-06-28
ISBN 10: 9781855735651
ISBN 13: 1855735652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The measurement, prediction, and control of food processes in the quest for greater consistency, quality, and safety in the final product has been a major trend in the food industry over the past decade. The shift to modelling food processes as a way of identifying and understanding the key variables at work is a major outgrowth of this trend.The editors and contributors explore the current trends in modelling, their strengths, and weaknesses, and their applications across the supply chain in this book.

Modeling in Food Microbiology

Modeling in Food Microbiology
Author: Jeanne-Marie Membré,Vasilis Valdramidis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 008100981X
ISBN 13: 9780081009819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Predictive microbiology primarily deals with the quantitative assessment of microbial responses at a macroscopic or microscopic level, but also involves the estimation of how likely an individual or population is to be exposed to a microbial hazard. This book provides an overview of the major literature in the area of predictive microbiology, with a special focus on food. The authors tackle issues related to modeling approaches and their applications in both microbial spoilage and safety. Food spoilage is presented through applications of best-before-date determination and commercial sterility. Food safety is presented through applications of risk-based safety management. The different modeling aspects are introduced through probabilistic and stochastic approaches, including model and data uncertainty, but also biological variability. Features an extensive review of modelling terminology Presents examples of all available microbial models (i.e., growth, inactivation, growth/no growth) and applicable software Revisits all statistical aspects related to exposure assessment Describes realistic examples of implementing microbial spoilage and safety modeling approaches

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems

Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2014-07-29
ISBN 10: 0080931391
ISBN 13: 9780080931395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Second Edition addresses important issues by examining topics of global agriculture and food systems that are key to understanding the challenges we face. Questions it addresses include: Will we be able to produce enough food to meet the increasing dietary needs and wants of the additional two billion people expected to inhabit our planet by 2050? Will we be able to meet the need for so much more food while simultaneously reducing adverse environmental effects of today’s agriculture practices? Will we be able to produce the additional food using less land and water than we use now? These are among the most important challenges that face our planet in the coming decades. The broad themes of food systems and people, agriculture and the environment, the science of agriculture, agricultural products, and agricultural production systems are covered in more than 200 separate chapters of this work. The book provides information that serves as the foundation for discussion of the food and environment challenges of the world. An international group of highly respected authors addresses these issues from a global perspective and provides the background, references, and linkages for further exploration of each of topics of this comprehensive work. Addresses important challenges of sustainability and efficiency from a global perspective. Takes a detailed look at the important issues affecting the agricultural and food industries today. Full colour throughout.

Modeling Agriculture and Food Production

Modeling Agriculture and Food Production
Author: Juan Martin Garcia
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781686984570
ISBN 13: 168698457X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Due to the Civid19 crisis, shipments of paperback books on amazon.COM are restricted to the USA. For other countries, try your own marketplace, such as amazon.es for deliveries to Spain. --- --- --- --- INDEX OF PAPERS Paper 1. Sustainable Food Availability Paper 2. A FAO's Model of Agro-food Systems Paper 3. Crop Modelling in a Rainfed Paper 4. Fishing in a Natural Environment Paper 5. A Growing Farm of Chicken Paper 6. Agro-food Industry Modeled Paper 7. Livestock Production Modeled Paper 8. Dormice and Hazelnuts Production Paper 9. Constraints in Piggery Industry Paper 10. Sheep Producers and Consumers Paper 11. Poultry Supply Chain Paper 12. The Winery Industry Paper 13. Group Model Building Paper 14. Dynamic Input-Output Paper 15. Greenhouse Gases and Carbon Footprint Paper 16. Water-Energy-Food Nexus INDEX OF MODELS FOR BEGINNERS 1. Population Growth 2. Modeling the Ecology of a Natural Reserve 3. Effects of the Intensive Farming 4. The Fishery of Shrimp 5. Rabbits and Foxes 6. A Study of Hogs 7. Ingestion of Toxins 8. The Barays of Angkor COLLECTION OF BOOKS Selected papers on System Dynamics 1.Agriculture and food production ISBN: 9781686984570 2.Business ISBN: 9781686997556 3.Ecology and the environment ISBN: 9781687000323 4.Economy: money and finances ISBN: 9781687003133 5.Energy ISBN: 9781687004932 6.Healthcare ISBN: 9781687006745 7.Housing and urban dynamics ISBN: 9781687008367 8.Supply chain and industrial dynamics ISBN: 9781687009975 9.Labor, human resources and social ISBN: 9781687015389 10.Sustainable development ISBN: 9781700341600 Detailed content in http://atc-innova.com/papers.htm ABOUT THE AUTHOR Juan Martin Garcia, expert in System Dynamics and System Thinking, Ph. D. Industrial Engineer UPC (Spain) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Dynamics at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). He has been teacher of building simulation models during twenty years in several universities and now he teaches the online courses of Vensim in http://vensim.com/vensim-online-courses/

Systems Modelling

Systems Modelling
Author: Michael Pidd
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2004-03-26
ISBN 10: 9780470867310
ISBN 13: 0470867310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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There has always been an uneasy relationship between the 'hard' and 'soft' schools of management science. Featuring original insights from leading lights in the field, this accessibly written book begins by examining theoretical aspects of the hard/soft debate. It then goes on to consider how the two schools can be brought together in a new approach, integrating elements of both disciplines, and explores practical aspects of this with real-world examples. Highlights include Colin Eden and Fran Ackermann on soft OR models, Peter Checkland and Sue Holwell on classic and soft OR, and John Morecroft on learning in System Dynamics Practice. A concluding chapter brings the thinking of the contributors together and points the way forward.

Food Microstructures

Food Microstructures
Author: Vic Morris,Kathy Groves
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 0857098896
ISBN 13: 9780857098894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The development of high-quality foods with desirable properties for both consumers and the food industry requires a comprehensive understanding of food systems and the control and rational design of food microstructures. Food microstructures reviews best practice and new developments in the determination of food microstructure. After a general introduction, chapters in part one review the principles and applications of various spectroscopy, tomography and microscopy techniques for revealing food microstructure, including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods, environmental scanning electron, probe, photonic force, acoustic, light, confocal and infrared microscopies. Part two explores the measurement, analysis and modelling of food microstructures. Chapters focus on rheology, tribology and methods for modelling and simulating the molecular, cellular and granular microstructure of foods, and for developing relationships between microstructure and mechanical and rheological properties of food structures. The book concludes with a useful case study on electron microscopy. Written by leading professionals and academics in the field, Food microstructures is an essential reference work for researchers and professionals in the processed foods and nutraceutical industries concerned with complex structures, the delivery and controlled release of nutrients, and the generation of improved foods. The book will also be of value to academics working in food science and the emerging field of soft matter. Reviews best practice and essential developments in food microstructure microscopy and modelling Discusses the principles and applications of various microscopy techniques used to discover food microstructure Explores the measurement, analysis and modelling of food microstructures

Bio Economic Models applied to Agricultural Systems

Bio Economic Models applied to Agricultural Systems
Author: Guillermo Flichman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 9789400719026
ISBN 13: 9400719027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book has the purpose of providing the "state of the arts" concerning bio-economic modelling dealing with agricultural systems. In most cases, the contributions use a methodology combining the use of biophysical and economic models, in all cases, an engineering production function approach is totally or partially applied. This practice is being developed in the last years as a response to concrete policy matters: agricultural policies are increasingly combined with environmental and natural resources policies, and this reality involves the need of an integrated assessment, that current economic models are not able to provide.

Modelling of Centrally Planned Food and Agricultural Systems

Modelling of Centrally Planned Food and Agricultural Systems
Author: C. Csaki,A. Jonas,S. Meszaros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:251800609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agricultural Research for Sustainable Food Systems in Sri Lanka

Agricultural Research for Sustainable Food Systems in Sri Lanka
Author: Ranjith Premalal De Silva,Gamini Pushpakumara,Pahan Prasada,Jeevika Weerahewa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 9811536732
ISBN 13: 9789811536731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Food systems involve a range of activities concerning food production, processing, distribution, marketing and trade, preparation, consumption and disposal. They encompass the path of food from the farm to the dinner table, meeting the food and nutritional needs of a nation. When such systems do so without sacrificing the needs of future generations, they are referred to as “Sustainable Food Systems.” The natural and physical environment, infrastructure, institutions, society and culture, and policies and regulations within which they operate, as well as the technologies they adopt, shape these systems’ outcomes. Making food systems more sustainable is a key priority for all nations, and Sri Lanka is no exception. Food systems deliver optimal performance when the policy and regulatory environment is conducive, institutions are supportive, and a combination of agricultural research investments and an efficient extension system generates the technologies and scientific evidence required for sound policymaking and agenda setting. Further, agricultural research can generate essential findings, technologies and policies for sustainable agricultural development – across disciplines, sectors and stakeholder groups. This book shares valuable insights into research conducted in the broad food and agriculture sectors in Sri Lanka. It also discusses the status quo in related disciplines, and outlines future research directions. Accordingly, it offers a valuable source of reference material for researchers, students, and stakeholders in the food and agriculture sectors, while also highlighting the types of support that policymakers and other decision-makers can provide.

Food Security and Global Environmental Change

Food Security and Global Environmental Change
Author: John Ingram,Polly Ericksen,Diana Liverman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1136530886
ISBN 13: 9781136530883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global environmental change (GEC) represents an immediate and unprecedented threat to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, especially those who depend on small-scale agriculture for their livelihoods. As this book shows, at the same time, agriculture and related activities also contribute to GEC by, for example, intensifying greenhouse gas emissions and altering the land surface. Responses aimed at adapting to GEC may have negative consequences for food security, just as measures taken to increase food security may exacerbate GEC. The authors show that this complex and dynamic relationship between GEC and food security is also influenced by additional factors; food systems are heavily influenced by socioeconomic conditions, which in turn are affected by multiple processes such as macro-level economic policies, political conflicts and other important drivers. The book provides a major, accessible synthesis of the current state of knowledge and thinking on the relationships between GEC and food security. Most other books addressing the subject concentrate on the links between climate change and agricultural production, and do not extend to an analysis of the wider food system which underpins food security; this book addresses the broader issues, based on a novel food system concept and stressing the need for actions at a regional, rather than just an international or local, level. It reviews new thinking which has emerged over the last decade, analyses research methods for stakeholder engagement and for undertaking studies at the regional level, and looks forward by reviewing a number of emerging 'hot topics' in the food security-GEC debate which help set new agendas for the research community at large. Published with Earth System Science Partnership, GECAFS and SCOPE

Systems Modeling

Systems Modeling
Author: Mukhtar Ahmed
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2020-07-13
ISBN 10: 9811547289
ISBN 13: 9789811547287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Achieving food security and economic developmental objectives in the face of climate change and rapid population growth requires systems modelling approaches, for example in the design of sustainable agriculture farming systems. Such approaches increase our understanding of system responses to different soil and climatic conditions, and provide insights into the effects of various variable climate change scenarios, providing valuable information for decision-makers. Further, in the agricultural sector, systems modelling can help optimise crop management and adaptation measures to boost productivity under variable climatic conditions. Presenting key outcomes from crop models used in agricultural systems this book is a valuable resource for professionals interested in using modelling approaches to manage the growth and improve the quality of various crops.

Towards Sustainable Global Food Systems

Towards Sustainable Global Food Systems
Author: Ruerd Ruben,Jan Verhagen
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 3038978140
ISBN 13: 9783038978145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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One of the major knowledge challenges in the domain of Resilient and Sustainable Food Systems refers to the integration of perspectives on consumption, patterns that support public health, inclusive value chains, and environmentally sustainable food production. While there is a long record of the analysis of separate interventions, this special issue generates integrated insights, provides cross-cutting perspectives, and outlines practical and policy solutions that address these global challenges.The collection of papers promotes the view that sustainable food systems require thorough insights into the structure and dynamics of agri-food production systems, the drivers for integrating food value chains and markets, and key incentives for supporting healthier consumer choices. On the production side, potential linkages between agricultural commercialization and intensification and their effects for food security and nutritional outcomes are analyzed. Value Chains are assessed for their contribution to improving exchange networks and markets for food products that simultaneously support efficiency, circularity, and responsiveness. Individual motives and market structures for food consumption need to be understood in order to be able to outline suitable incentives to enhance healthy dietary choice.The contributed papers focus on interfaces between food system activities and processes of adaptive change that are critical for overcoming key constraints and trade-offs between sustainable food and healthy diets.

Mathematics of Planet Earth

Mathematics of Planet Earth
Author: Hans G. Kaper,Fred S. Roberts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN 10: 9783030220464
ISBN 13: 303022046X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since its inception in 2013, Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) focuses on mathematical issues arising in the study of our planet. Interested in the impact of human activities on the Earth’s system, this multidisciplinary field considers the planet not only as a physical system, but also as a system supporting life, a system organized by humans, and a system at risk. ​The articles collected in this volume demonstrate the breadth of techniques and tools from mathematics, statistics, and operations research used in MPE. Topics include climate modeling, the spread of infectious diseases, stability of ecosystems, ecosystem services, biodiversity, infrastructure restoration after an extreme event, urban environments, food security, and food safety. Demonstrating the mathematical sciences in action, this book presents real-world challenges for the mathematical sciences, highlighting applications to issues of current concern to society. Arranged into three topical sections (Geo- and Physical Sciences; Life Sciences, Ecology and Evolution; Socio-economics and Infrastructure), thirteen chapters address questions such as how to measure biodiversity, what mathematics can say about the sixth mass extinction, how to optimize the long-term human use of natural capital, and the impact of data on infrastructure management. The book also treats the subject of infectious diseases with new examples and presents an introduction to the mathematics of food systems and food security. Each chapter functions as an introduction that can be studied independently, offering source material for graduate student seminars and self-study. The range of featured research topics provides mathematical scientists with starting points for the study of our planet and the impact of human activities. At the same time, it offers application scientists a plethora of modern mathematical tools and techniques to address the various topics in practice. Including hundreds of references to the vast literature associated with each topic, this book serves as an inspiration for further research.