The Netherlands has targets for nature conservation and biodiversity. As part of the nature strategy, agricultural land is converted into nature. In some cases, this requires the reduction of the nutrient content of the agricultural soil, to make it suitable for native plants. This video illustrates the many facets of this process of nature development from the perspective of a dairy farmer.
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Europe is facing a paradox where "adding agricultural land is a liability" despite having highly advanced farming systems, argues Mario Giampietro of the UAB. This excerpt was taken from the 2017 UAB MOOC on socio-ecological systems.
Should we view the concept of food more in terms of its historical and geographical context versus its role as a commodity? Mario Giampietro of the UAB explains why the definition of 'food' is so important when analyzing agricultural systems.
Increasing energy efficiency helps to use resources more economically. But what if greater efficiency in a complex system actually uses up more energy resources overall? This video explains this paradox of energy efficiency, also known as Jevons Paradox.