Angelika Ploeger

Angelika Ploeger
Universität Kassel · Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture

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Aim: Understanding preschool children's food consumption in kindergartens may be one possibility to find out whether preschool children's energy is adequate. The aim of the study was to evaluate the energy and macronutrient intake by children kindergartens in Kosovo. Methods: Preschool children (n = 469) aged 1<7 participated in three days' dietary...
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This study establishes the role of sustainability in higher education (HE) and the food industry in Georgia by examining Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) background knowledge among students and food industry representatives, their behaviours as consumers, and their level of food citi-zenship. This study also investigates the most interesting SFS topi...
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Dietary diversity and adequate nutrient intake are essential for conducting a healthy life. However, women in low-income settings often face difficulties in ensuring dietary quality. This research assessed relationships between the dietary diversity, nutrient adequacy, and socio-economic factors among women of reproductive age (WRA) in Kyrgyzstan....
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The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly increased consumers’ demands for online groceries, as well as healthy, safe, and better-quality food products. In China, certified food products are commonly perceived as safe and good-quality products. Therefore, this study investigated potential factors that influenced Chinese consumers’ online shopping...
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The lipase inhibitory activity, total polyphenol content and antioxidant activity of some Georgian wines were studied. Fourteen commercially available samples of red and white wines were analysed, which differed by the production method (Kakhetian winemaking and Classic European winemaking methods). From the investigated wines, the highest total po...
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Milk and dairy products are among the most important food sectors in Georgia, and milk is considered one of the most essential foods in the human diet according to Georgian food culture. Kvemo Kartli is one of the major regions in Georgia for milk production. This region suffers from heavy metal contamination in soil and water because of the mining...
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The society in Kyrgyzstan experiences a triple burden of malnutrition which occurs when undernutrition, overnutrition and micronutrient deficiency coexists, straining the public health system. This research investigates historical trends of nutrition transition of nomadic and semi-nomadic Kyrgyz and foods consumed earlier before industrialisation a...
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The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has strongly influenced consumers’ habits and behaviours, creating a more sustainable and healthier era of consumption. Hence, there is a potential for further expanding the green food sector in China. The theory of planned behaviour (TPB) is one widely used framework to explain consumers’ food choices. Conside...
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Smallholder farmers are the cornerstone of the livestock sector and an essential element in building and developing the local dairy value chain, critical for developing its local economy. In Georgia, and despite the efforts made since independence from the Soviet Union until now, farmers still face many problems that prevent them from participating...
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The present study aims to explore an appropriate framework for explaining consumers’ purchase intentions toward green food in the Chinese context. An integrated green food purchase intention (IGFPI) model was designed based on various cognitive and affective variables extracted from the amended theory of planned behavior (A-TPB) and modified stimul...
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Not least from an ecological and health perspective, it can be posited that a broader part of consumers should practice sustainable diets. People who are already willing to do so are often confronted with the intention-behavior gap, caused by a range of internal and external factors. To eliminate these barriers requires a deeper and more comprehens...
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Micronutrient malnutrition is a serious public health problem in developing countries, including Sri Lanka. Most frequently, micronutrient malnutrition is experienced by the poorest households due to cereal-based, monotonous diets that lack dietary diversity. Sri Lankan traditional food system is changing day by day. In parallel, nutrition deficien...
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This study applied a qualitative approach to investigate the underlying influences on consumers’ green food consumption from the intention generation phase to intention execution phase in the perspectives of purchase intention and the intention–behaviour gap (IBG). Additionally, the impact of the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” (COVID-19) pandemic on co...
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Purpose To clarify needs and requests of the young generation to the contemporary and future education on food systems, this paper aims to examine the following issues: students’ background knowledge, students’ behaviour as consumers and food citizenship, most interesting topics of SFS for students and students’ preferences and expectations in deve...
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The livestock sector, as a part of the traditional food system in Georgia, occupies a considerable portion of the national economy. Though smallholder farmers are the key suppliers at the primary stage in the food value chain, the empowerment of smallholder farmers in the dairy production system in Georgia is a questionable matter. This research st...
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Nutrient deficiencies are a public health problem in Sri Lanka. Achieving food security is a major challenge due to unhealthy eating patterns. The nutritional status of a woman and her knowledge is a powerful indicator of the nutritional security of her children and household food security. Nutrition-related knowledge and attitude are necessary for...
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This paper applied a self-administered survey to investigate the impact of organic food behavior and the intention-behavior gap in organic food consumption (OIBG) on consumers' subjective wellbeing including physical, emotional, social and intellectual dimensions. The survey was carried out with 385 consumers. Furthermore, the study conducted a foo...
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Establishing a sustainable waste management system concerns multiple aspects of the prospected geo-locations. Among them, the dynamics of the socio-economy play a crucial role. Based on the idea of circular economy (CE), the amount of waste, in general, should be reduced and the process of social involvement is embedded. This study aims to examine...
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Emotions represent a major driver behind a consumption behavior. It may provide more important information beyond consumers’ preferences. This study contributes to a better understanding of the discrepancy in emotion attitudes towards organic versus conventional food using a cognitive survey and real food consumption experience. An emotional profil...
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The crystallization patterns of dihydrate cupric chloride, crystallized with Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as an additive in a Petri-dish, depend strongly on the amount combinations of the salt and the protein. These patterns were studied over a wide range of amounts of the salt and the protein. Different combinations of the two substances yielded dis...
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Aim: Assessment of the micronutrient intake of children attending kindergartens in Kosovo. The micronutrient intake assessment included breakfast meal, lunch meal and afternoon snack, while data of food consumption after kindergartens hours were not collected. Methods: Preschool aged children (n=469) from randomly selected kindergartens of Kosovo h...
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Studying consumers’ implicit emotions has been always described as a difficult and a complicated mission due to the emotions being of a non-cognitive nature. This research aims to develop a new method based on emotion-color association (ECA) to detect consumer’s implicit food-elicited emotions using an eye-tracker tool. The study was accomplished i...
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The study deals with social–ecological dynamics in irrigated agriculture in Sri Lanka’s dry zone. Paddy cultivation on small-scale farms, the prevalent livelihood strategy in the region, is highly dependent on irrigation. Small village tanks and large-scale irrigation schemes shape agricultural life, together with modernized agrarian technologies i...
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Assessment of energy and macronutrients intake of children attending kindergartens in Kosovo Agim Rysha1 , Gjergji T2 and Ploeger A3 1 Haxhi Zeka University, Kosovo 2 University of Prishtina, Kosovo 3 Kassel University, Germany Statement of the Problem: A balanced diet and knowledge of children’s intake of energy and macronutrients is important for...
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The overall structure of dihydrate cupric chloride (CuCl2 * 2H2O) crystallization patterns in the presence of bovine serum albumin (BSA) in a Petri dish is influenced by dewetting. The dewetting behavior, which can be either before or after initial CuCl2 nucleation, depends on the amount of CuCl₂ and BSA in the Petri dish. We postulate that the con...
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Part of the transformation to sustainable food systems is to increase the adoption rate of sustainable diets ideally by choice. At the same time evidence in the field of behavioural science shows that people have trouble translating their intentions into actual behaviour. This phenomenon, known as the intention-behaviour gap, is based on a number o...
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This study aims to investigate consumers’ green food purchase intentions using a survey conducted in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), it models the influences of Chinese culture and consumer characteristics towards purchasing green food products. According to TPB, the behavioral intention is determin...
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Sustainable diets are drivers and results of sustainable food systems. Therefore, they are crucial for improving our global diet-related problems. When trying to adopt sustainable diets, people often struggle with the gap between their good intentions and their actual behavior. Here we see a need for support. To understand people’s needs and what c...
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Competing natural resources usage that leads to dramatic land use changes can threaten the balance of a social-ecological system. When this is the case, communities are directly exposed to the negative consequences of those land use changes. The Mashavera River Basin is considered one of the hotspots of environmental pollution in Georgia. This is o...
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Sri Lanka was a colony of the Portuguese, Dutch, and British. The simplification of Sri Lankan food culture can be seen most clearly today, including how the diet has been changed in the last 400 years since the colonial occupation began. Therefore, greater efforts must be made to uncover the colonial forces that have undermined food security and h...
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Water quality contamination by heavy metal pollution has severe effects on public health. In the Mashavera River Basin, an important agricultural area for the national food system in Georgia (e.g., vegetable, dairy and wine production), water contamination has multiple influences on the regional and country-wide health. With new industrial activiti...
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The management of water quality is an important part of natural resource governance. Assurance of water quality therefore requires formulation of the regulatory framework and institutional process. Water quality-related problems and their management are mainly recognized as local responsibilities in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The...
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Our currently practiced food systems are far away from being considered as sustainable. To achieve the overall needed sustainable development we need to make our food systems more sustainable. This includes also our diets. But when it comes to sustainable diets we often have to deal with the issue of the prevalent intention-behaviour gap. Most of u...
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Purpose To assess dietary habits and the frequency of food intake by preschool aged children in Kosovo. Design/methodology/approach Survey of meal patterning and frequency of food group intake using a combined 24-hour recall and Dietary History questionnaires. Assessment took place in different regions of Kosovo. Parents completed 232 questionna...
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Background There is very limited data on malnutrition of preschool children in Kosovo. The main objective of the study is to provide a nutritional status profile of preschool children attending kindergartens in Kosovo. Methods Cross-sectional study of children aged 12–59 months (n = 352 children) and children aged 60–83 months (n = 134) enrolled i...
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p class="Body"> Background : Lack of nutrient during the early-life might impair the brain development which is not able to be paid-off on later life. Objectives : To explore the potential relationship between a series of nutritional status (weight-for-age, height-for-age and BMI-for-age) and a series of brain development indicators (memory, learn...
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The present study describes the effects of applying the new method crystallization with additives on cloudy and clear apple juice samples in two independent laboratories. The method has been successfully applied to grain and milk samples before. The samples presented here are characterized by means of standard analysis of apple juices and a metabol...
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This study focuses on multiple linear regression models relating six climate indices (temperature humidity THI, environmental stress ESI, equivalent temperature index ETI, heat load HLI, modified HLI (HLI new), and respiratory rate predictor RRP) with three main components of cow's milk (yield, fat, and protein) for cows in Iran. The least absolute...
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This study was aimed to investigate water usage behavior on different group who residing in vicinity Harapan Rainforest. The qualitative and quantitative information was collected from 101 respondents by using semi structure questionnaires. Respondent consist of three groups of people who residing in vicinity rainforest; indigenous people (Suku Ana...
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The main purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between four bioclimatic indices for cattle (environmental stress, heat load, modified heat load, and respiratory rate predictor indices) and three main milk components (fat, protein, and milk yield) considering uncertainty. The climate parameters used to calculate the climate indices wer...
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Crystallization with additives is developed and standardized on wheat samples from different origins and varieties. When an aqueous cupric chloride dihydrate solution crystallizes in the presence of wheat flour as additive, specific patterns emerge which can be evaluated by image analysis. Performance tests are evaluated by structure analysis of th...
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Title: Micronutrient intakes by preschool children attending public and private kindergartens in Kosovo Authors: Agim Rysha ¹ *, Tahire M Gjergji ² and Angelika Ploeger ¹ ¹ Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Nordbahnhofstr. 1a, 37213 Witzenhausen ² Clinical Center o...
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The collaborative research between the Agricultural Faculties University of Kassel, Ger-many and University of Georgia, Georgia examines the causality between land and water resource management and food security of smallholder and family farmers. Adequate water quality and improved soil quality are critical factors in ensuring food security of smal...
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This study analyzes the linear relationship between climate variables and milk components in Iran by applying bootstrapping to include and assess the uncertainty. The climate parameters, Temperature Humidity Index (THI) and Equivalent Temperature Index (ETI) are computed from the NASA-Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications...
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This study was aimed to investigate foodstuff collection pattern of Suku Anak Dalam (SAD) based on their accessibility in Harapan Rainforest (HRF) Sumatera, Indonesia. The qualitative and quantitative information was collected from 3 group of SAD which consisting of 34 households using semi-structured questionnaires. The research observes daily foo...
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Köpke, S., Withanachchi, Sisira., Pathiranage, R, Withanachchi, Chandana., and Ploeger, A. Political Ecology of Irrigation Agriculture in Dry Zone Sri Lanka. XV IWRA World Water Conference, Edinburgh UK, May 25, 2015. The presentation is based on the collaborative research project Institute for Social Sciences, Technische Universität Braunschweig,...
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Background There is a need for authentication tools in order to verify the existing certification system. Recently, markers for analytical authentication of organic products were evaluated. Herein, crystallization with additives was described as an interesting fingerprint approach which needs further evidence, based on a standardized method and wel...
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Die Fragen, was der Mensch (nicht) essen und wie er Lebensmittel (nicht) produzieren darf, werden angesichts der globalen Auswirkungen unseres Handelns immer wichtiger. Doch trotz einer unüberschaubaren Menge an Empfehlungen und Richtlinien klafft meist eine große Lücke zwischen den Idealvorstellungen und der Realität – also zwischen einer nicht nu...
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In Mongolia 'water' as a concept is constructed by local people based on the values and norms in which it was rooted in the past. Rivers and its resources are considered gifts from “Naga” who is believed to be the snake lord for pure water resources, lakes, springs, waterfalls and rivers. However, the expectation to have “pure water” has been chall...
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Lack of attention to spatial and temporal cross-scale dynamics and effects could be understood as one of the lacunas in scholarship on river basin management. Within the water-climate-food-energy nexus, an integrated and inclusive approach that recognizes traditional knowledge about and experiences of climate change and water resource management ca...
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How can food quality influence pattern of cucl2 crystals?
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In 2007 the EU Regulation (EC) 834/2007 introduced principles and criteria for organic food processing. These regulations have been analysed and discussed in several scientific publications and research project reports. Recently organic food quality was described by principles, aspects and criteria. These principles from organic agriculture were ve...
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Crystallization with additives is developed on milk samples from different processing treatments. Performance tests are carried out based on structure analysis of the crystallization patterns. Crystallization with milk as additive is applied following changes in milk after different processing treatments. When an aqueous cupric chloride dihydrate s...
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This study was aim to describe the indigenous knowledge of farmers at Nagari Padang laweh Malalo (NPLM) and their adaptability to climate change. Not only the water scarcity is feared, but climate change is also affecting their food security. Local food security can be achieved if biodiversity in their surrounding area is suitable to the local need...
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Crystallization with additives is based on self-organization, dendritic crystal growth and subsequent pattern formation. The principle is used as an indicator, differentiating food samples according their treatments and origin. The present study focuses on methodological investigations by taking different milk fractions as well as a single polymer...
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The effects of composts prepared from kitchen and yard wastes and farm yard manures were compared to mineral fertilizers on a range of quality parameters of cabbage, carrots, potato and tomato. Parameters evaluated were desirable versus undesirable nutrients in vegetables, storage quality as determined both by storage testing and enzyme assays and...