Sustainability is a strong boundary object especially for stakeholders involved in food and biomass production. The concept is widened from a normative context and definition with usage e.g. in the policy area after the Brundtland report to more operationalized definitions by certification schemes and industry adapting it in quantitative approaches e.g. for labelling applications.
The research project evaluates different concepts and priorities for sustainability criteria within industry, certification schemes, countries and consumers for sustainable food and biomass products. With a transdisciplinary approach and qualitative and quantitative research, one of its results shall be a visualization of those sustainability criteria and priorities of different stakeholders beyond borders with academic partners in Brazil and Malaysia.
The visualization is developed by using the free and open source graphic library Protovis and is based on the work of Jan Willem Tulp for the World Economic Forum. The poster shall show first results of the quantitative and qualitative studies. 
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Visualisation of a qualitative and quantitative analysis of stakeholder opinions and criteria for sustainable food- and biomass production

Sebastian Olényi   Delft University of Technology; BE Basic

Robin L. Pierce   Delft University of Technology

Patricia Osseweijer   Delft University of Technology

Sustainability is a strong boundary object especially for stakeholders involved in food and biomass production. The concept is widened from a normative context and definition with usage e.g. in the policy area after the Brundtland report to more operationalized definitions by certification schemes and industry adapting it in quantitative approaches e.g. for labelling applications.
The research project evaluates different concepts and priorities for sustainability criteria within industry, certification schemes, countries and consumers for sustainable food and biomass products. With a transdisciplinary approach and qualitative and quantitative research, one of its results shall be a visualization of those sustainability criteria and priorities of different stakeholders beyond borders with academic partners in Brazil and Malaysia.
The visualization is developed by using the free and open source graphic library Protovis and is based on the work of Jan Willem Tulp for the World Economic Forum. The poster shall show first results of the quantitative and qualitative studies. 

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