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Landscape Agroecology. The dysfunctionalities of industrial agriculture and the loss of the circular bioeconomy in the Barcelona Region, 1956-2009
Cattaneo, Claudio (Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
Marull, Joan (Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)
Tello, Enric (Institut d'Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona)

Data: 2018
Resum: The paper analyses how between 1956 and 2009 the agrarian metabolism of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region (BMR) has become less functional, losing circularity in biomass flows and in relationship to its landscape. We do so by adopting a Multi-Energy Return on Investment (EROI) and flow-fund (MuSIASEM) analyses and the nexus with landscape functional structure. The study of agricultural flows of Final Produce, Biomass Reused and External Inputs is integrated with that of land use, livestock, power capacity, and population changes between 1956 (at the beginning of agrarian industrialization) and 2009 (fully industrialized agriculture). A multi-scale analysis is conducted at the landscape scale (seven counties within the Barcelona metropolitan region) as well as for the functions deployed, within an agroecosystem, by the mutual interactions between its funds (landscape, land-uses, livestock, and farming population). A complex nexus between land, livestock, dietary patterns, and energy needs is shown; we conclude that, from the perspective of the circular bioeconomy the agrarian sector has gone worse hand in hand with the landscape functional structure. Therefore, a novel perspective in landscape agroecology is opened.
Ajuts: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad HAR2016-76814-C2-1-P
Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación HAR2012-38920-C02-02
Nota: Altres ajuts: SSHRC/ 895-2011-1020
Drets: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús Creative Commons. Es permet la reproducció total o parcial, la distribució, la comunicació pública de l'obra i la creació d'obres derivades, fins i tot amb finalitats comercials, sempre i quan es reconegui l'autoria de l'obra original. Creative Commons
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió publicada
Matèria: Landscape agroecology ; MuSIASEM ; Multi-EROI ; Circular bioeconomy ; Barcelona Metropolitan Region ; Industrial agriculture
Publicat a: Sustainability, Vol. 10 Núm. 12 (november 2018) , p. 4722, ISSN 2071-1050

DOI: 10.3390/su10124722

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