Sustainable Governance in the Integrated System “Environment-Agriculture–Health” Through ICTs

Sustainable Governance in the Integrated System “Environment-Agriculture–Health” Through ICTs

Rosa Misso (University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-621-3.ch005


This chapter analyzes the role of ICTs in a sustainable governance model as fundamental tools to manage the integrated system “Environment, Agriculture and Health”. Food production can determine a negative impact on the environment that then reverberates on the human health: intensive agricultural practices and farming are the principals responsible of the global emissions of greenhouses gases that, causing climate change, can impact human health. The study produced a survey with the purpose of appraising firms’ propensity to use ICTs tools in order to enhance their strategies on climate change and environmental pollution and to work, through sustainable communication, towards an integrated system.
Chapter Preview

The Integrated System “Environment-Agriculture-Health”

Environment, agriculture and health represent elements related between them, that define an integrated system that, often, and in two way communication, produce both direct than indirect effects.

Firstly, the study considers the relationships between health and agriculture, understood as the primary source of products for feeding. Subsequently, it considers the relationship between agriculture and climate change, as fundamental environmental matter.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book: