Sökning: "Smallholder farming"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 28 avhandlingar innehållade orden Smallholder farming.

  1. 1. Changing the risk at the margin : Smallholder farming and public policy in developing countries

    Författare :Camilla Andersson; Jesper Stage; Ing-Marie Gren; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Smallholder farming; Public policy; Informal risk strategies; Microcredit; Opium eradication; Development economics; Food policy; Economics; Nationalekonomi; nationalekonomi; Economics;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis consists of a summary and four self-contained papers. Paper [I] examines whether the implementation of a social safety net programme in Ethiopia has affected the value, risk and composition of farmers‟ crop portfolios. LÄS MER

  2. 2. East African Hydropatriarchies : An analysis of changing waterscapes in smallholder irrigation farming

    Författare :Martina Angela Caretta; Lowe Börjeson; Margreet Zwarteveen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; smallholder irrigation farming; local gender contract; landesque capital; common property regimes; dry lands; feminist epistemology; member checking; Kenya; Tanzania; Geography with Emphasis on Human Geography; geografi med kulturgeografisk inriktning;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis examines the local waterscapes of two smallholder irrigation farming systems in the dry lands of East African in a context of socio-ecological changes. It focuses on three aspects: institutional arrangements, gender relations and landscape investments. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Cotton and Cabaret : Domestic Economy and Female Agency in Burkina Faso

    Författare :Sigrun Helmfrid; Paula Uimonen; Mark Graham; Quentin Gausset; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; household economy; agency; gender; women; gendered livelihoods; farming; cotton; edible plants; shea; beer brewing; Bobo; Burkina Faso; West Africa; socialantropologi; Social Anthropology;

    Sammanfattning : This study investigates the functioning of the domestic economy of smallholder cotton farmers with the overall aim of interrogating female agency, based on ethnographic fieldwork in Burkina Faso in the mid-1990s. The thesis addresses the following interrelated research questions: How were the smallholder domestic economies organized and how did they function? What were the mechanisms for economic inequality and social stratification? To what extent did women benefit from cotton farming? What economic strategies were available to women? And finally, how could female agency be conceptualized in relation to the domestic unit under male headship? Permeating the analysis is the insight that domestic economies of many West African farming societies consist of separate but interconnected economic domains, the “common” economy of the farming unit and the “individual” economies of its male and female members. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Traps and transformations : Exploring the potential of water system innovations in dryland sub-Saharan Africa

    Författare :Elin Enfors; Line Gordon; Christian Valentin; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :smallholder farming; water system innovations; agricultural droughts; multi-functional landscapes; development trajectories; uncertainty; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; naturresurshushållning; Natural Resources Management;

    Sammanfattning : In semi-arid and dry sub-humid sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), high poverty levels and a heavy reliance on small-scale rainfed agriculture make rural livelihoods difficult. Upgrading current farming systems, in a way that safeguards productivity beyond field-scale, is urgent. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Between Nature and Modernity : Agroecology as an alternative development pathway: the case of Uganda

    Författare :Ellinor Isgren; LUCSUS; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; agricultural sustainability; smallholder farming; neoliberal modernization; sub-Saharan Africa; Uganda; civil society; rural social movements; emancipatory social science; political ecology; sustainability science; hållbarhetsvetenskap;

    Sammanfattning : Agricultural modernization has massively increased global food supply, but at a high environmental cost. Today many are calling for an agricultural ‘paradigm shift’, including several mainstream institutions. LÄS MER