Innovation in Agri-food Systems
The important of Agri-food systems is growing with population growth and urbanism trends.
Household Hydroponic Urban Agriculture
In times where most of the food demand originates in densely populated cities, the conventional value chain of agricultural produce is challenged by the necessity to ensure global food security while reducing its environmental impacts. Urban agriculture provides an alternative production source and diversifies food-sourcing options.
Agri-food chains– the case of servicized biological IPM
The biological integrated pest management approach is a "low-input" approach with a potential to significantly reduce the environmental impacts of crop protection through the reduction of chemical input of pesticides applied. Servicized Integrated Pest Management (SIPM) model may be considered as promising in catalyzing the shift to IPM, however, its exact value proposition remains unclear for lack of empirical evidence.
Conferences & Lectures
Chebach T., Tetchik A., and Blass V., “The inter-Relationship Between Knowledge Sources, Environmental Attitudes and the Choice of Environmental Practices amongst Farmers: The Case Study of Pepper Growers in the Arava”, Nekudat Chen Annual Conference, Israel, September 2016
Blass V., Grinstein A., Kronrod A., Tchetchik A., Turgeman L. “The Do's And Don'ts: How To Encourage the Adoption of New Environmental Behavior”. The cases of e-waste collection and urban hydroponic agriculture. Positive Sustainability Research Workshop by the Israel Science Foundation, Tel Aviv, May 2018