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Food Systems Modelling

Food Systems Modelling Book
Author : Christian J. Peters,Dawn D. Thilmany
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-11-15
ISBN : 9780128221129
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food Systems Modelling presents the use of models, both conceptual and computational, to understand the human, commercial, social, political and natural systems that provide our food. The book 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. Food Systems Modelling deciphers what models can teach us about food system sustainability. No one can master all the fields currently contributing to the science of food system sustainability, and yet we need multiple approaches to get a picture of the entire system. This book's coverage explores how each branch of modelling views the world and synthesizes what the pieces might mean when considered together. Organized in three parts, the first part introduces three fundamental concepts: the purpose of models, the definition of a food system, and the importance of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary inquiry. The second part delves into specific branches of modelling that have been used to study the sustainability of food systems. The third, and final, part wrestles with the challenge of communicating modelling research and appropriately integrating multiple dimensions of sustainability simultaneously. Food Systems Modelling 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 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 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.

Agroecology research for the transition of agri food systems and territories

Agroecology  research for the transition of agri food systems and territories Book
Author : Thierry Caquet,Chantal Gascuel,Michèle Tixier-Boichard
Publisher : Quae
Release : 2020-12-18
ISBN : 2759232948
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agroecology was chosen by INRAE as one of the interdisciplinary foresight projects aimed at identifying research fronts in response to major societal challenges. Eighty researchers drew up an assessment and proposed research avenues for agroecology. This book summarizes their main conclusions.

Introduction to the US Food System

Introduction to the US Food System Book
Author : Roni Neff
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-10-20
ISBN : 1118063384
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovations in the Food System

Innovations in the Food System Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Food and Nutrition Board,Food Forum
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 0309495571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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On August 7â€"8, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a public workshop in Washington, DC, to review the status of current and emerging knowledge about innovations for modern food systems and strategies for meeting future needs. The workshop addressed different perspectives on the topic of food systems and would build on a workshop on the topic of sustainable diets hosted by the Food Forum in August 2018. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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.

Feeding Systems and Feed Evaluation Models

Feeding Systems and Feed Evaluation Models Book
Author : Mike K. Theodorou,Jim France,J. France
Publisher : Cabi
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Feed evaluation for animal production. Feed characterization. Intake, passage and digestibility. In vitro and in situ methods for estimating digestibility with reference to protein degradability. Measurement of energy metabolism. Feeding systems for dairy cows. Feeding systems for beef cattle. Feeding systems for sheep. Feding systems for pigs. Feeding systems for poultry. Feeding systems for horse. Feeding systems for pigs. Feeding systems for poultry. Feeding systems for horse. Prediction of response to nutrients by ruminants through mathematical modelling and improved feed characterizaion. Analyses of modelling whole-rumen function. Modelling the lactating dairy cow. Modelling growth and wool production in ruminats.Modelling growth and lactation in pigs. Modelling the utilization of dietary energy and amino acids by poultry. Modelling growth in fish. The nutrition of companion animals.

Characterizing a Food System

Characterizing a Food System Book
Author : Mary Katharine Nelson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Food Systems of the World

Food Systems of the World Book
Author : Mohammad Shafi,A. Aziz
Publisher : South Asia Books
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Systems Modeling

Systems Modeling Book
Author : Mukhtar Ahmed
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-07-13
ISBN : 9811547289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Measuring and modelling soil carbon stocks and stock changes in livestock production systems A scoping analysis for the LEAP work stream on soil carbon stock changes

Measuring and modelling soil carbon stocks and stock changes in livestock production systems     A scoping analysis for the LEAP work stream on soil carbon stock changes Book
Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
Release : 2019-01-14
ISBN : 9251312354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to build consensus on methods to measure and model soil carbon stocks and stock changes, the Steering Committee of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership mandated a task force to develop this scoping analysis and pave the way towards the formation of the LEAP Tecnical Advisory Group on soil carbon stock changes. Soil carbon sequestration and storage in grasslands offers a significant potential to compensate for GHG emissions from livestock, but the lack of consensus on the appropriate methodologies to account for soil carbon stock changes hinders robust and standardized assessments. In this report, we reviewed several published soil organic carbon (SOC) models, and evaluated their aptitude to combine them with life cycle assessments (LCAs). Among contentious issues, the most relevant are: a) the lack of universal models, b) the uneven data availability, comparability and quality between countries and regions, and c) the difficulty to match measurable SOC fractions with those determined by the models. Taking this into account, a tiered approach is proposed, according to the availability of original data to run the models. The use of IPCC carbon (C) accounting system appears to be the simplest approach suitable to countries with scarcity of original C data. Conversely, more complex models such as Century (Parton 1987, 1988) or Roth C (Smith 1998) are likely to perform better and give less uncertainty when original input data are easily available.

Food Systems and Control

Food Systems and Control Book
Author : Jenny Ridgwell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modeling Sustainable Agriculture

Modeling Sustainable Agriculture Book
Author : Ankita Raturi
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9780355413571
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Agriculture is a critical component of the human food system. Its coupling to the success of human societies and its impact on the environment is nontrivial. Varied efforts---including new regulations, certifications, techniques and software---exist to assess and improve the sustainability of agriculture. Multiple stakeholders in a fragmented field, with tensions and pulls in different directions, results in a duplication of efforts and disconnected data and processes.To explore the challenges that exist in modeling sustainable agriculture, I characterize environmental assessment as a modeling process, and secondly, characterize sustainable agricultural systems as a type of complex adaptive system. Framing the assessment process and system of interest in this manner permits the application of various techniques from software engineering, systems analysis, and human-computer interaction to tease apart the core issues and to subsequently respond to these challenges through design.First, I present an analysis of the capacity of Life Cycle Assessment (a formal and quantitative environmental assessment technique) to represent small- to medium-scale sustainability-oriented farms. Then, I described a qualitative field study, in which I visited 16 farms across California, interviewing sustainability-oriented farmers, and collecting samples of farm data. The goal of this study was to uncover how and why farmers model farms in practice, the nature and availability of farm data, and the experiences of farmers with various environmental assessment techniques.The findings of these two studies resulted in the articulation of domain-specific modeling requirements. These include: creating selective and partial system models, knitting together qualitative and quantitative data in system models, capturing both spatial and temporal structures, and all of this through models that are abstract yet grounded in real farm data.Building on these studies, I present MoSS: a framework to enable the Modeling of Sustainable Systems. MoSS consists of three parts: an abstract model, domain-specific elements to allow for modeling agricultural systems, and model 'perspectives' that allow for the assessment of the environmental performance of the system. I conducted a scenario-based evaluation of MoSS to assess its ability to express the varying dynamism and complexity of sustainable agricultural systems. MoSS addresses the core challenges involved in modeling sustainable agriculture, providing a consistent mechanism to capture the essence of farms.MoSS represents a step forward in grounded information design for sustainable agriculture, paving the way for the design of information management and environmental assessment tools that more closely meet the needs of small- to medium-scale farms and farmers. Through the work presented in this dissertation, I have also demonstrated how one may engage in applied and interdisciplinary software engineering research to support sustainable development.

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.

Food Science and Technology Abstracts

Food Science and Technology Abstracts Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Monthly. References from world literature of books, about 1000 journals, and patents from 18 selected countries. Classified arrangement according to 18 sections such as milk and dairy products, eggs and egg products, and food microbiology. Author, subject indexes.

Mycotoxins in Food Production Systems

Mycotoxins in Food Production Systems Book
Author : Rosie J. Bryson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Social Construction of Local Food Systems

The Social Construction of Local Food Systems Book
Author : Cathy Carol Campbell
Publisher : Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms International
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Civic and Capitalist Food System Paradigms

Civic and Capitalist Food System Paradigms Book
Author : Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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