Rebecca Louise Paxton

Rebecca Louise Paxton
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna | boku · Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Master of International Relations

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This paper presents an empirically grounded investigation of the values and practices of farmers markets (FM) in Vienna, Austria and their linkages to wider alternative food practices of ecological, social and economic sustainability. If the FMs are to play a vibrant role in the Viennese alternative food system, enhancing urban–rural connections an...
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Taken-for-granted knowledge about people from other social groups is a key challenge for overcoming stereotypes. This article describes a novel arts-based research method to visualise participants’ frames of distanced social groups and aims to trigger reflections among them. The Reflective Photobooth invites participants to dress up as members of d...
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This article concerns the organic movement's aim to promote health across the entire farm system as outlined by the IFOAM Principle of Health (IFOAM 2005). It discusses the implementation of Health by organic farmers in Austria, Germany and the UK. Results from an international survey and a series of workshops on health promoting strategies and pri...
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The project 'Developing best practice networks of health in organic agricultural systems' aimed to create an international network of farmers and scientists to jointly develop new and interdisciplinary approaches to health measurement and research in ecological agriculture. The project identified personal philosophies and statements of best practic...
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We aim to create an international network of farmers and scientists to jointly develop new and interdisciplinary approaches to health measurement and research in ecological agriculture. First, to establish common ground, we identified personal principles and strategies of best practice that make organic farmers successful in running healthy farm sy...
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In this presentation we discuss the potential of a specific visualization method (the Reflective Photobooth) to engage and challange stereotypes related with agriculture and farming.
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The kind of growth in food production needed to feed the world is one of today’s most widely discussed topics (Seufert et al. 2012; Ehrlich and Ehrlich 2013). There are significantly different ideas about how to promote sustainable agriculture (Rigby and Cáceres 2001) or to think about agricultural growth (Pretty 2008). One of the enduring issues i...
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In a continuously expanding, globalizing, and industrializing organic market, organic consumers confront increasing complexity in organic product representation, labeling, and information that challenges how they build trust in organic products. We present a conceptual framework to analyze how consumers might build and practice trust in the organic...
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This paper explores the use of zombies as a vector to bridge the methodological and epistemological gap between qualitative social science (QSS) and Agent Based Modelling (ABM) for describing system behaviour. Zombies were chosen because they have simple characteristics, which make them easy to understand from a QSS perspective, and their behaviour...
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Upshot . We discuss the environmental terminology of Jakob von Uexkull in the context of Alroe & Noe's reflections, and to examine more deeply the multi-perspectivity that arises from a combination of von Uexkull's and Luhmann's systems theories. The complexity yielded by an unpacking of the term "environment" sheds light on the difficulties in fin...
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This thesis constructs a theoretical framework which critiques the legitimacy of technology transfer for the purposes of development. Under the auspices of the development project, technology transfer has involved the introduction of technology into so-called developing societies in the hope of leapfrogging them toward modernity. This process embod...

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This project collects, developes and tests different arts-based research methods to investigate our modern agrofood system. Current focus areas are distanced consumer-producer relations and food technology
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The objectives are (1) to identify appropriate criteria of health in agriculture; (2) to identify best practice for promoting health on farm.