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Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture

Systems Analysis and Modeling in Food and Agriculture Book
Author : K.C.Ting,David H. Fleisher,Luis F. Rodriguez
Publisher : EOLSS Publications
Release : 2009-02-12
ISBN : 1848261330
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Sustainable Diets

Sustainable Diets Book
Author : Barbara Burlingame,Sandro Dernini
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2018-12-10
ISBN : 1786392844
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book takes a transdisciplinary approach and considers multisectoral actions, integrating health, agriculture and environmental sector issues to comprehensively explore the topic of sustainable diets. The team of international authors informs readers with arguments, challenges, perspectives, policies, actions and solutions on global topics that must be properly understood in order to be effectively addressed. They position issues of sustainable diets as central to the Earth's future. Presenting the latest findings, they: - Explore the transition to sustainable diets within the context of sustainable food systems, addressing the right to food, and linking food security and nutrition to sustainability. - Convey the urgency of coordinated action, and consider how to engage multiple sectors in dialogue and joint research to tackle the pressing problems that have taken us to the edge, and beyond, of the planet's limits to growth. - Review tools, methods and indicators for assessing sustainable diets. - Describe lessons learned from case studies on both traditional food systems and current dietary challenges. As an affiliated project of the One Planet Sustainable Food Systems Programme, this book provides a way forward for achieving global and local targets, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition commitments. This resource is essential reading for scientists, practitioners, and students in the fields of nutrition science, food science, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, development studies, food studies, public health and food policy.

Modeling Agriculture and Food Production

Modeling Agriculture and Food Production Book
Author : Juan Martin Garcia
Publisher :
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 9781686984570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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/

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry

Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry Book
Author : Charis Michel Galanakis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN : 0128119616
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Food Systems from Agriculture to Industry: Improving Production and Processing addresses the principle that food supply needs of the present must be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Responding to sustainability goals requires maximum utilization of all raw materials produced and integration of activities throughout all production-to-consumption stages. This book covers production stage activities to reduce postharvest losses and increase use of by-products streams (waste), food manufacturing and beyond, presenting insights to ensure energy, water and other resources are used efficiently and environmental impacts are minimized. The book presents the latest research and advancements in efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly food production and ways they can be implemented within the food industry. Filling the knowledge gap between understanding and applying these advancements, this team of expert authors from around the globe offer both academic and industry perspectives and a real-world view of the challenges and potential solutions that exist for feeding the world in the future. The book will guide industry professionals and researchers in ways to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food systems. Addresses why food waste recovery improves sustainability of food systems, how these issues can be adapted by the food industry, and the role of policy making in ensuring sustainable food production Describes in detail the latest understanding of food processing, food production and waste reduction issues Includes emerging topics, such as sustainable organic food production and computer aided process engineering Analyzes the potential and sustainability of already commercialized processes and products

Food Processing Operations Modeling

Food Processing Operations Modeling Book
Author : Joseph M. Irudayaraj
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2001-02-27
ISBN : 0824745167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 studies with over 350 numerical and computational equations and solutions.

Towards Sustainable Global Food Systems

Towards Sustainable Global Food Systems Book
Author : Ruerd Ruben,Jan Verhagen
Publisher : MDPI
Release : 2019-04-30
ISBN : 3038978140
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia

Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asia Book
Author : Ademola K. Braimoh,He Qing Huang
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-09-12
ISBN : 1118854918
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of landsystems vulnerability assessment in Asia - fundamental to theunderstanding of the link between global change, environmentalsustainability and human wellbeing. The extent and intensity ofhuman interactions with the environment have increasedspectacularly since the Industrial Revolution. Thus, the globalchange research community and development practitionersincreasingly recognize the need to address the adverse consequencesof changes taking place in the structure and function of thebiosphere and the implications for society. With a focus onAsia, this book provides an overview of the vulnerability of landsystems and the subsequent multiple stressors in this region. Thebook offers a discussion surrounding the potential causal processesthat affect land systems vulnerability and our capacity to copewith different perturbations. It also identifies factors that helpto integrate vulnerability assessment into policy anddecision-making. • Addresses the complex issues arising fromhuman–environment interactions that cannot be satisfactorilydealt with by core disciplinary methods alone. • Key coverage of a variety of topics from thevulnerability of smallholder agriculture and urban systems to theimpact of socioeconomic processes at the sub-regional level. • Coverage of the causal processes that affect landsystems vulnerability and capacity to cope with differentperturbations are documented. • Focus on integrating vulnerability assessment intopolicies and decision-making • Includes contributions from leading academics in thefield.

Sustainable Food Supply Chains

Sustainable Food Supply Chains Book
Author : Riccardo Accorsi,Riccardo Manzini
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-06-12
ISBN : 0128134127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies provides integrated and practicable solutions that aid planners and entrepreneurs in the design and optimization of food production-distribution systems and operations and drives change toward sustainable food ecosystems. With synthesized coverage of the academic literature, this book integrates the quantitative models and tools that address each step of food supply chain operations to provide readers with easy access to support-decision quantitative and practicable methods. Broken into three parts, the book begins with an introduction and problem statement. The second part presents quantitative models and tools as an integrated framework for the food supply chain system and operations design. The book concludes with the presentation of case studies and applications focused on specific food chains. Sustainable Food Supply Chains: Planning, Design, and Control through Interdisciplinary Methodologies will be an indispensable resource for food scientists, practitioners and graduate students studying food systems and other related disciplines. Contains quantitative models and tools that address the interconnected areas of the food supply chain Synthesizes academic literature related to sustainable food supply chains Deals with interdisciplinary fields of research (Industrial Systems Engineering, Food Science, Packaging Science, Decision Science, Logistics and Facility Management, Supply Chain Management, Agriculture and Land-use Planning) that dominate food supply chain systems and operations Includes case studies and applications

Food Process Modelling

Food Process Modelling Book
Author : L M M Tijskens,M L A T M Hertog,B M Nicolai
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2001-06-14
ISBN : 1855736373
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food process modelling provides an authoritative review of one of the most exciting and influential developments in the food industry. The modelling of food processes allows analysts not only to understand such processes more clearly but also to control them more closely and make predictions about them. Modelling thus aids the search for greater and more consistent food quality. Written by a distinguished international team of experts, Food process modelling covers both the range of modelling techniques and their practical applications across the food chain.

Modelling Microorganisms in Food

Modelling Microorganisms in Food Book
Author : Stanley Brul,Suzanne Van Gerwen,Marcel Zwietering
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2007-03-12
ISBN : 1845692942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Ultrasound in Food Processing

Ultrasound in Food Processing Book
Author : M.J.W. Povey,T.J. Mason
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1998
ISBN : 9780751404296
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the future development of ultrasound in food processing, covering both High Power (material altering) and Low Power (non-destructive testing) applications. Leading work is presented for a non-expert audience, so that people in industry and academia can make informed decisions about future research and the adoption of ultrasound techniques. It will be of particular interest to food manufacturing personnel responsible for process development, engineering and research. It will be invaluable for scientists and technologists involved in active ultrasound research and instrument manufacture.

Systems Theory Applied to Agriculture and the Food Chain

Systems Theory Applied to Agriculture and the Food Chain Book
Author : J.G.W. Jones,P.R. Street
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1990-09-30
ISBN : 9781851665105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biological and physiological systems: animal sciences. Plant-animal interactions in northern temperate sown grasslands and semi-natural vegetation. Exploitation of the systems approach in technical design of agricultural enterprises. Application of systems theory to farm planning and control: modelling resource allocation. Optimising the mixture of enterprises in a farming system. Farming systems research-extension. Food policy and food security planning: institutional approaches to modelling grain markets and food security in Sub-Saharn Africa. A systems view of commercial supply and marketing links. Agroecosystems. Understanding and managing changes in agriculture. Agricultural sector modelling for policy development. Of agricultural systems and systems agriculture: systems methodologies in agricultural education. Extension education: Top(s) Down, Bottom(s) Up and Other Things.

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality

Natural Antimicrobials in Food Safety and Quality Book
Author : Mahendra Rai
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2011-02-01
ISBN : 9781845937829
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The demands of producing high quality, safe (pathogen-free) food rely increasingly on natural sources of antimicrobials to inhibit food spoilage organisms and foodborne pathogens and toxins. Discovery and development of new antimicrobials from natural sources for a wide range of application requires that knowledge of traditional sources for food antimicrobials is combined with the latest technologies in identification, characterization and application. This book explores some novel, natural sources of antimicrobials as well as the latest developments in using well-known antimicrobials in food.

24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering

24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-06-20
ISBN : 0444634436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 24th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering creates an international forum where scientific and industrial contributions of computer-aided techniques are presented with applications in process modeling and simulation, process synthesis and design, operation, and process optimization. The organizers have broadened the boundaries of Process Systems Engineering by inviting contributions at different scales of modeling and demonstrating vertical and horizontal integration. Contributions range from applications at the molecular level to the strategic level of the supply chain and sustainable development. They cover major classical themes, at the same time exploring a new range of applications that address the production of renewable forms of energy, environmental footprints and sustainable use of resources and water.

Modelling of Livestock Production Systems

Modelling of Livestock Production Systems Book
Author : S. Korver,J.A.M. van Arendonk
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 1988-03-31
ISBN : 9780898383737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A seminar in the Community Programme for the Coordination of Agricultural Research, held in Brussels, Belgium, April 7-9, 1987

Global Food Security and Supply

Global Food Security and Supply Book
Author : Wayne Martindale
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-12-19
ISBN : 1118699297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by theyear 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for theirpopulations has never been more pressing. Finding better supplychain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure andsustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now ina position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA),carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure andassess our use – or misuse – of natural resources,including food. The impact of new technologies and managementsystems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways toreduce waste. Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinctinformation for people who want to understand how the global foodsystem works. The book demonstrates the specific tools availablefor understanding how food supply works, addresses the challengesfacing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers toappreciate how these challenges might be overcome. This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses onrecent data and findings from a range of internationalcollaborations and studies. The author provides both asnapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projectionof where these issues may lead us in the future. This book willtherefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders,commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers andstudents seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolvingtopic.

Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems

Kinetic Analysis of Food Systems Book
Author : Alejandro G. Marangoni
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-02-15
ISBN : 3319512927
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.