Kuczuk Anna · Pospolita Janusz · Wacław Stefan
This paper contains substance and energy balances of mixed crop-livestock farming. The analysis involves the period between 2012 and 2015. The structure of the presentation in the paper includes: crops and their structure, details of the use of plants with a beneficial effect on soil and stocking density per 1ha of agricultural land. Cumulative energy intensity of agricultural animal and plant production was determined, which is coupled the discussion of the energy input in the production of a grain unit obtained from plant and animal production. This data was compared with the data from the literature containing examples derived from intensive and organic production systems. The environmental impact of a farm was performed on the basis of emergy analysis. Emergy fluxes were determined on the basis of renewable and non-renewable sources. As a consequence, several performance indicators were established: Emergy Yield Ratio EYR, Environmental Loading Ratio ELR and ratio of emergy from renewable sources R! . Their values were compared with the parameters characterizing other production patterns followed in agricultural production. As a consequence, conclusions were derived, in particular the ones concerning environmental sustainability of production systems in the analyzed farm.

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Net-energy analysis of integrated food and bioenergy systems exemplified by a model of a self-sufficient system of dairy farms
Frontiers in Energy Research 2015 (https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2015.00049)
Agriculture is expected to contribute in substituting of fossil fuels in the future. This constitutes a paradox as agriculture depends heavily on fossil energy for providing fuel, fodder, nutrients and machinery. The aim of this paper is to investiga...

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Green jobs in tourism: The potential of the Savinja region
Turističko Poslovanje 2015 (https://doi.org/10.5937/TurPos1516089C)
Green jobs are considered to be the jobs of the future due to their substantial contribution to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment. These jobs imply protection of ecosystems and conservation of biodiversity since they facilitate r...

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Indigenous practices of environmental sustainability in the Tonga community of southern Zambia
Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 2016 (https://doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v8i1.331)
Culture plays a significant role in conserving the environment. The purpose of this study was to explore the measures that have been employed by the Tonga people of southern Zambia to sustain their local biophysical environment. The research focussed...

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Paddy Farmers’ Sustainability Practices in Granary Areas in Malaysia
Resources 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/resources5020017)
Food safety is a serious concern among the consumers of agricultural products. Toxicity risks are created by the acute presence of contaminating chemicals in foods. The usage of chemical inputs in paddy farms has not only caused health issues for far...

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Development Interventions and Agriculture Adaptation: A Social Network Analysis of Farmer Knowledge Transfer in Ghana
Agriculture 2016 (https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture6030032)
Social ties play an important role in agricultural knowledge exchange, particularly in developing countries with high exposure to agriculture development interventions. Institutions often facilitate agricultural training projects, with a focus on agr...

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Relation between Hagberg-Perten falling number and acidity of wheat flour according to storage and agricultural systems
Ratarstvo i Povrtarstvo 2015 (https://doi.org/10.5937/ratpov52-8485)
Wheat flour samples from three agricultural systems and two storage modes were evaluated and compared in dynamics of their titratable acidity and Falling number by Hagberg-Perten method during one year storage and their interaction. The obtained resu...

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A Conceptual Framework for Agri-Food Tourism as an Eco-Innovation Strategy in Small Farms
Sustainability 2017 (https://doi.org/10.3390/su9101683)
The proposed conceptual framework explores how small-scale farms can combine agricultural products and tourism into an eco-innovation strategy. This paper presents a case study conducted on a family-run farm within the territory of the Paiwan tribal ...