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Title: Avaliação da sustentabilidade ao nível da exploração agrícola. Aplicação do modelo RISE na Região Demarcada do Douro
Author: Vicente, Ricardo Silva
Advisor: Mexia, António Marques
Keywords: sustainable agriculture
sustainability assessment
agrarian system
sustainable development
agricultura sustentável
avaliação de sustentabilidade
sistema agrário
desenvolvimento sustentável
Região Demarcada do Douro
Defense Date: 2010
Abstract: The present study was aimed at testing the application of RISE model (Response-Inducing Sustainability Evaluation) in the assessment of sustainability of grapevine farms in the Douro Demarcated Region, in Portugal. RISE is a tool for a holistic assessment of farm sustainability based on twelve indicators – Energy, Water, Soil, Biodiversity, N&P Potential Emissions, Plant Protection, Waste, Economic Stability, Economic Efficiency, Local Economy, Working Conditions and Social Security – developed in Bern, Switzerland, by the Swiss College of Agriculture. It has been applied in more than 400 farms, in about 15 countries, all over the world, from the small mixed farms in Kenya and Armenia to the typical Swiss and Canadian dairy farms. In this study, RISE was applied for the first time in grapevine crops. Nine farms were selected to test the model, from members of ADVID (Association for the Development of Douro Viticulture), a major farmers association in Douro region. In six out of the nine studied farms, the model was only partially tested, due to missing data on the five socio-economic indicators. The results are discussed and practical suggestions for improving sustainability of grapevine farms in the region are presented.
Description: Mestrado em Engenharia Agronómica - Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Appears in Collections:BISA - Dissertações de Mestrado / Master Thesis

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