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Consumers’ Sense of Farmers’ Markets: Tasting Sustainability or Just Purchasing Food?
Sustainable food consumption has attracted widespread attention over the last decades by scholars, policy makers and consumers. In line with this, farmers’ markets (FMs) have the potential to encourage sustainable ...
American and German attitudes towards cow-calf separation on dairy farms
Public concerns regarding the quality of life of farm animals are often focused on specific practices such as separating the cow and calf immediately after birth. The available scientific literature provides some evidence ...
Factors Affecting Leaf Selection by Foregut-fermenting Proboscis Monkeys: New Insight from in vitro Digestibility and Toughness of Leaves
Free-living animals must make dietary choices in terms of chemical and physical properties, depending on their digestive physiology and availability of food resources. Here we comprehensively evaluated the dietary choices ...
Cross-Location Analysis of the Impact of Household Socioeconomic Status on Participation in Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in West Africa
(Springer US, 2011)
This study explores the relation between household socioeconomic status (SES) and participation in urban and periurban agriculture (UPA) in three West African cities. We used a structured questionnaire to survey 700 randomly ...
Little fertilizer response but high N loss risk of maize on a productive organic-sandy soil
Information on the environmental impact of maize production is actually inconsistent. Indeed some experiments report good nitrogen (N) efficiencies and small residual N. Other experiments show large leaching losses, while ...
Phytodiversity of temperate permanent grasslands: ecosystem services for agriculture and livestock management for diversity conservation
(Springer Netherlands, 2011)
Plant diversity has been reported to increase productivity. Farming practices aiming at conserving or increasing plant diversity are, however, usually less profitable than conventional ones. In this review, we aim to find ...
Habitat loss of floodplain meadows in north Germany since the 1950s
(Springer Netherlands, 2011)
Floodplain meadows are severely threatened by land use change and intensification in Central Europe. This study investigates quantitative and qualitative changes in the vegetation of wet and species-rich mesic meadows in ...
Application of Site and Haplotype-Frequency Based Approaches for Detecting Selection Signatures in Cattle
Background 'Selection signatures' delimit regions of the genome that are, or have been, functionally important and have therefore been under either natural or artificial selection. In this study, two different and complementary ...
Association study in naturally infected helminth layers shows evidence for influence of interferon-gamma gene variants on Ascaridia galli worm burden
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the genes for interleukin-4, -13 and interferon-gamma, and 21 additional SNPs which previously had been significantly associated with immune traits in the chicken, were genotyped ...
Socio-economic determinants of keeping goats and sheep by rural people in southern Benin
(Springer Netherlands, 2008)
An understanding of factors influencing the decision of rural people to keep sheep and/or goats is crucial when formulating technologies and policies that support village-based small ruminant production. The knowledge of ...