Sökning: "smallholder farmers"

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  1. 1. Engendered promises, gendered challenges : Changing patterns of labor, control and benefits among smallholder households growing NERICA in Uganda

    Författare :Johanna Bergman-Lodin; Institutionen för kulturgeografi och ekonomisk geografi; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agricultural development; new technology; gender; NERICA; smallholder farmers; income effects; labor intensity; intrahousehold bargaining; resource allocation; distributional outcomes; Hoima District; Uganda;

    Sammanfattning : NERICA is a new group of high-yielding and stress-tolerant upland rice varieties, developed by the Africa Rice Center to address the continent-wide rice challenge, poverty and food insecurity. Recognizing that African women farmers do not always benefit from the introduction of productivity-enhancing technology and higher-value crops, the aim of my thesis is to understand processes leading to NERICA-related wellbeing outcomes among differently comprised grower households in Hoima District, Uganda, by examining inter- and intrahousehold gender dynamics. LÄS MER

  2. 2. 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 :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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

  3. 3. Fertile grounds? : Collective strategies and the political ecology of soil management in Uganda

    Författare :Elina Andersson; LUCSUS; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political ecology; land degradation; soil fertility; smallholder farmers; collective action; gender; action research; Uganda;

    Sammanfattning : Proceeding from land degradation and soil fertility decline in sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture and drawing on empirical research with smallholder farmers in Tororo district in south-eastern Uganda (2010-2012), this thesis identifies local collective strategies in response to changing livelihood conditions. In an attempt to co-produce knowledge with a transformative potential, the thesis also illustrates how action research can be employed to envision, implement and evaluate a locally anchored practice to improve soil fertility, namely the use of human urine as a crop fertilizer. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Uncertain Futures : Adaptive capacities to climate variability and change in the Lake Victoria Basin

    Författare :Sara Gabrielsson; LUCSUS; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; adaptive capacities; climate vulnerability; collective action; Lake Victoria Basin; smallholder farmers; sustainable adaptation; sustainability science.;

    Sammanfattning : The Lake Victoria basin (LVB) in East Africa can be considered a climate change hotspot because of its large rural population dependent on rain-fed farming. Drawing on extensive fieldwork (2007-2011) in rural communities along the shores of Lake Victoria in Kenya and Tanzania, I explore adaptive capacities to climate variability and change and discuss how they interrelate in situ. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Integrated Agriculture and Aquaculture Systems (IAA) for Enhanced Food Production and Income Diversification in Tanzania

    Författare :Deogratias Mulokozi; Håkan Berg; Ian Bryceson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Smallholder farmers; Oreochromis niloticus; Amaranthus hybridus; food production; household income diversification; water use efficiency; farm net income; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Sammanfattning : Aquaculture production in Tanzania has increased in recent years, responding to an increased demand for fish, partly because of an increasing population and declining catches of wild fish. However, the current aquaculture production is still low, dominated by small scale farming systems, that are struggling with a number of challenges such as lack of improved fish breeds, feeds, technical skills and low adoption rates. LÄS MER