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Ivars Majors

References 1. Arni-Bloch, N., Ralyte, J., & Leonard, M. (2009). Service-driven information systems evaluation: Handling integrity constraints consistency. In The Practice of Enterprise Modeling : Proceedings of Second IFIP 8.1. Working conference, PoEM (pp. 191-206). Germany: Springer. 2. Assefa, G., & Frostell, B. (2007). Social sustainability and social acceptance in technology assessment: A case study of energy technologies. Technology in Society , 29(1), 63-78. 3. Barrios, J., & Nurcan, S. (2004

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M. Ryan, T. Hennessy, C. Buckley, E.J. Dillon, T. Donnellan, K. Hanrahan and B. Moran

Introduction The “Grand Challenges” for food and agriculture in the 21st century include population growth, climate change, energy and water supply, all of which affect the potential of agriculture to provide an increasing secure supply of safe food ( [FAO], 2009 ). As a result, the “sustainable intensifcation” (SI) of agricultural production has become a priority issue for policymakers and international development agencies ( Herrero and Thornton, 2013 ). A recent conceptualisation of SI undertaken by a large group of scholars identifies the following four

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Anna Vintere

. Cortese, A.D. (2003). The critical role of higher education in creating a sustainable future. Planning for Higher Education, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp 385-402. 5. David, Orr. (2004). Earth in Mind: On Education, Environment, and the Human prospect, 6. Fernando, A., Lopez, G., Manrique, D., Vines, J.M. (2005). An instructional model for webbased e-learning education with a blended learning process approach . British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 36, No. 219. 7. Gibbs, G. (1992). Improving the quality of student learning. Bristol: Technical and

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Jimson Joseph Chumbula and Fatihiya Ally Massawe

References Aarseth W., Ahola T., Aaltonen K., Økland A., Andersen B. 2017. Project sustainability strategies: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Project Management , 35, 6: 1071–1083. Abraham L. 1998. Understanding Sustainability of Local Water Services . Available at: Accessed 12 August 2015. Ademiluyi I.A., Odugbesan J.A. 2008. Sustainability and impact of community water supply and sanitation programmes in Nigeria: An overview. African Journal of Agricultural Research , 3, 12: 811

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B. O’Brien and D. Hennessy

Introduction Farming practices are primarily determined by climate and the resources available to farmers. A mild climate, fertile soils and abundant rainfall are the natural resources that have enabled Ireland to become one of the world’s leading producers of milk and dairy products. The climate permits dairy cows to graze outside for up to 300 d of each year ( O’Donovan et al ., 2011 ). Grass growth in Ireland exceeds the European average by more than one-third, providing a comparatively low-cost, high-quality and sustainable diet for Ireland’s dairy

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Orsolya Valkó, Stephen Venn, Michał Żmihorski, Idoia Biurrun, Rocco Labadessa and Jacqueline Loos

References Abson, D.J., Fischer, J., Leventon, J., Newig, J., Schomerus, T., Vilsmaier, U., von Wehrden, H., Abernethy, P., Ives, C.D., Jager, N.W. & Lang, D.J. 2017: Leverage points for sustainability transformation. Ambio 46: 30-39. Apostolova, I., Dengler, J., Di Pietro, R., Gavilan, R. & Tsiripidis, I. 2014: Dry grasslands of Southern Europe: Syntaxonomy, management and conservation. Hacquetia 13: 5-18. Auffret, A.G. 2011: Can seed dispersal by human activity play a useful role for the conservation of

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Anna Kalinowska and Anna Batorczak

References Adomssent M., Godemann J., Leicht A., Busch A. (eds.). 2006. Higher Education for Sustainability. VAS. Frankfurt am Main. Adomssent M. 2006. Higher Education for Sustainability: Challenges and Obligations from a Global Perspective. [in:] Adomssent M., Godemann M., Leicht A., Busch A. (eds.). 2006. Higher Education for Sustainability. VAS. Frankfurt am Main. Batorczak A., Kalinowska A. 2010. Na spotkanie różnorodności biologicznej. UCBS. Warszawa. Gulio Di A. 2006. Education for

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Jacob Mayowa Owoyemi, Habeeb Olawale Zakariya and Isa Olalekan Elegbede

References Ademola-Aremu O.O., Aina O.M., Adetiloye A.O. 2009. Levels of lead, cadmium and chromium in Oreochromis niloticus in Lagos State Lagoon. Ethiopian J. Environ. Stud. Manage., 2(3): 13-18. Aina O.M. 2006. Wood waste utilization for energy generation. Proc. Int. Conf. Renewable Energy for Developing Countries. Aiyeloja A.A., Oladele A.T., Furo S.B. 2013. Sustaining livelihood through sawn wood marketing in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Int. J. Sci. Nature, 4(1): 84-89. Ajanaku S.O. 2004. State

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Margaret Mwangi

. Mwangi M. 2017. Effects of livelihood-diversification on sustainability of natural resources in the rangelands of East Africa: Participatory field studies and results of an agent-based model using the knowledge of indigenous Maasai pastoralists of Kenya. In: Gray, S., Jordan, R., Gray, S., (eds) Environmental Modeling with Stakeholders . Springer: New York NY, USA: 370. Mwangi M. 2018. Human Ecology–Political Economy Nexus of Drivers of Drought-Vulnerabilities on Maasai Pastoralists’ Coupled Social-Ecological System in Kenya. American Journal of Earth Sciences

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Walter Daryl Jones


Mississippi landowners were found to diversify incomes from forests through fee-access outdoor recreation, including hunting, angling, wildlife watching, and other nature-based activities (Jones et al. 2005). The Natural Resource Enterprises (NRE) Program at Mississippi State University educates private landowners, resource agencies, and local communities about recreational enterprises, conservation, and integration of these activities with sustainable forestry through educational workshops. Since 2005, the NRE Program has organized and conducted over 75 landowner workshops in 11 U.S. states and Sweden and trained in excess of 4,000 participants in outdoor recreational business development and associated conservation practices. Survey results revealed that our programming has initiated over 1,000 new outdoor recreational businesses on an estimated 1.2 million hectares of forest and agricultural lands, generating over $14 million in incomes while fostering natural resource conservation on family farms in the U.S. NRE development on rural lands benefits landowners and local communities through promoting payments for ecosystem services supported by sustainable forests.