Search for dissertations about: "Rural livelihood"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 swedish dissertations containing the words Rural livelihood.

  1. 1. Local Worlds : Rural Livelihood Strategies in Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Author : Flora Hajdu; Anders Hjort af Ornäs; Thembela Kepe; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; livelihood strategies; local scale; natural resource use; local employment; degradation narrative; poverty relief programmes; Transkei; Pondoland; Försörjningsstrategier; lokalitet; naturresursutnyttjande; narrativ; fattigdomsbekämpning; Pondoland; Transkei; Sydafrika; Human geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : Local perceptions and livelihood strategies have in this study been examined through extensive fieldwork in two villages in rural Pondoland in the former homeland Transkei in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. Using a bottom-up perspective, changes in livelihoods and the processes involved in choosing between and combining various types of livelihood activities are analysed. READ MORE

  2. 2. Transforming geographies of tourism and gender : Exploring women's livelihood strategies and practices within tourism in Latvia

    Author : Cecilia Möller; Lars Aronsson; Susanne Johansson; Örjan Sjöberg; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Latvia; tourism; gender identities; femininities; livelihood; post-socialism; Human geography; Kulturgeografi; Kulturgeografi; Human Geography;

    Abstract : This thesis explores different geographies of tourism, gender, work and liveli­hood in post-socialist Latvia. The study puts focus on the overall transforma­tion process and the reshaping of the tourism sector, in how Latvia is reimag­ined both as a nation state and as a tourism destination. READ MORE

  3. 3. From Rural Gift to Urban Commodity : Traditional Medicinal Knowledge and Socio-spatial Transformation in the Eastern Lake Victoria Region

    Author : Ouma Anne; Gunnar Malmberg; Aina Tollefsen; Linda Helgesson; Stacey Langwick; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Eastern Lake Victoria Region; Traditional Medicinal knowledge; Traditional Healers; Youth; Inter-generational learning processes; commodification and commercialization; gift; Socio-spatial transformation; rural-urban; gender; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : As we celebrate all the dynamic and dramatic improvements in human health care in the 21st century, life in much of Africa begins with and is sustained with the support of traditional medicinal knowledge. Research on traditional medicinal knowledge (TMK) is extensive, but rather few studies have been written about Traditional Healers' (THs') own perceptions about TMK and practices in relation to changing societal dynamics. READ MORE

  4. 4. Livelihood diversification and land use change in the Sahel: an interdisciplinary analysis of gum arabic in Sudan

    Author : Bodil Elmqvist; LUCSUS; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sudan; Remote sensing; Livelihood; diversification; land use change;

    Abstract : This thesis contributes to the ongoing debate about livelihood diversifi cation and the related question of agriculture’s central role in rural development in the Sahel. It focuses on on-farm diversifi cation during the dry season. The aim is to assess the practice and potential of gum arabic production for smallholders in central Sudan. READ MORE

  5. 5. Rural Income Diversification, Employment, and Differentiation in Kenya and Implications for Rural Change

    Author : Maria Fibaek; Ekonomisk historia: Ekonomisk utveckling i det globala Syd; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Rural Development; Income Diversification; Differentiation; Agrarian Political Economy; Kenya;

    Abstract : To contribute to contemporary rural development debates, the present thesis conducts a contextual analysis of rural development using Kenya as a case study from the colonial era to today. To perform the analysis, two critical trends in rural Africa are focused on: socioeconomic differentiation and rural income diversification, with a particular focus on large-scale farm employment. READ MORE