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Title: More than energy transformations: a historical transition from organic to industrialized farm systems in a Mediterranean village (Les Oluges, Catalonia, 1860-1959-1999)
Author: Díez Sanjuan, Lucia
Cussó i Segura, Xavier
Padró i Caminal, Roc
Marco Lafuente, Inés
Cattaneo, Claudio
Olarieta, José Ramón
Garrabou, Ramon, 1937-
Tello, Enric
Keywords: Agricultura sostenible
Agricultura
Ecologia
Biomassa
Sustainable agriculture
Agriculture
Ecology
Biomass
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: The analysis of energy efficiency of agroecosystems from a sociometabolic perspective is a useful way to assess the sustainability of farm systems. In this paper we examine the transition of a Mediterranean agroecosystem from an organic farm system in the mid nineteenth century to an industrialized one at the end of the twentieth century by means of the technologies and ideology of the Green Revolution. Given that many of the world's agricultural systems have experienced, or are currently experiencing this transformation, our results are relevant for building more sustainable agricultural systems in future. Our results highlight the relevance of livestock density, and the flows of biomass reused and unharvested biomass as key elements affecting the sustainability of the agroecosystem not only from a socioeconomic perspective, but also from an agroecological point of view. Additionally, from a biocultural perspective our investigation sustains the relevance of the study of traditional farm systems for the development of a sustainable agriculture.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2018.1520382
It is part of: International Journal Of Agricultural Sustainability, 2018, vol. 16, num. 4-5, p. 399-417
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/125138
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2018.1520382
ISSN: 1473-5903
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Història Econòmica, Institucions, Política i Economia Mundial)

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