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See detailManagement of Environmental Security Through Organic Agriculture. Contribution of Consumer Behavior
Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra Malina; Burny, Philippe ULg

in Ozunu, Alexandru (Ed.) The 10th Elsedima International Conference : Book of abstracts “Environmental Legislation, Safety Engineering and Disaster Management”, September 18th-19th, 2014, Cluj-Napoca, Romania : 10th Anniversary (2014)

The paper examines and argues why environmental issues are matters of security, offering conceptual clarifications upon "environmental security". The range of issues considered as "environmental security ... [more ▼]

The paper examines and argues why environmental issues are matters of security, offering conceptual clarifications upon "environmental security". The range of issues considered as "environmental security" subjects are numerous and diverse and one of these is related to food. Food production, storage, distribution and quality have always been linked to environ mental conditions. Food security through organic agriculture contributes to environ mental security. Scientists often point to three factors as responsible for environ mental state - population, technology, and consumption, but consumption seems to get the least attention. We studiad consumer behaviour as source of positive and negative consequences with impact on environmental security. The study case presents the results of a survey targeted on organic food consumers from NW Romania. We found that 73% of subjects believe that organic food helps protecting the environ ment more than conventional food and 60% believe that animal organic food comes from animais that had better life (than conventional ones). We found a statistically significant difference between people who believe humanity faces natural environ ment problems which are very threatening and those who do not concerning the strength of beliefs that organic food helps protecting the environment more than conventional food (p<O.05). We observed a direct, strong relationship between the strength of beliefs that organic food has capacity to preserve existence of traditional products and strength of beliefs that organic food has the capacity to protect natural environ ment [r=.506, p=.OOO]. The paper defends the idea that consumers' beliefs such as those related to nature protection or animal welfare through organic food are valuable instruments that help to strengthen the environ mental security. [less ▲]

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See detailAgri-environment : perspectives on sustainable development
Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Burny, Philippe ULg; Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra-Malina

Book published by Les Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux ; Bioflux Publishing House (2012)

Agriculture is today at the crossroad. The human population on Earth is growing fastly, especially in developing countries, and will probably reach 9 billion people in 2050. Economic development globally ... [more ▼]

Agriculture is today at the crossroad. The human population on Earth is growing fastly, especially in developing countries, and will probably reach 9 billion people in 2050. Economic development globally increases people's income. As a consequence, the demand for food is sharply increasing. In addition, the demand for renewable energy, including biofuels, is also going up. At the same time, natural resources are becoming scarce and climatic changes influence more and more the conditions of vegetal and animal production. During the last decades, agricultural production methods have used large quantities of inputs like pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Enough food was produced for the world population, but some environmental problems appeared. In the near future, a new equilibrium will have to be found between agriculture, environment and land management. New concepts are elaborated: “ecologically intensive agriculture”, “organic farming”, “water management”, “agri-environmental measures”, “urban agriculture” etc. This book is a collection of papers dealing with these topics which will define the features of our future. [less ▲]

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See detailEnvironmental issues in the context of sustainable development
Petrescu-Mag, Ruxandra-Malina; Petrescu, Dacinia Crina; Burny, Philippe ULg

Book published by Les Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux (2011)

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See detailEnvironmental economics : studies and research
Burny, Philippe ULg; Petrescu, Dacinia Crina

Book published by Les Presses Agronomiques de Gembloux (2008)

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