Search for dissertations about: "Rural livelihoods"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 swedish dissertations containing the words Rural livelihoods.

  1. 1. The Past of Present Livelihoods Historical perspectives on modernisation, rural policy regimes and smallholder poverty - a case from Eastern Zambia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Pelle Amberntsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Rural livelihoods; Smallholders; rural policy regime; development; modernisation; Zambia; Rural livelihoods; Smallholders; rural policy regime; development; modernisation; Zambia;

    Abstract : This study is an enquiry into the processes shaping rural livelihoods in peripheral areas. The study is situated in the field of livelihood research and departs in the persistent crisis within African smallholder agriculture and in rural policy debates during the postindependence era. READ MORE

  2. 2. Interdisciplinary knowledge integration and the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach. Case studies on rural livelihoods in Kenya and China

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Per Knutsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sustainable livelihoods approach; rural development; climate change; land use; interdisciplinary; transdisciplinary; China; Kenya;

    Abstract : To understand the complex and multifaceted problems of rural development in Africa and Asia, perspectives that have the capacity to consider, combine and integrate contributions from different disciplines and different stakeholders are needed. Through five papers based on case-studies in rural Kenya and China, this dissertation contributes towards reaching such a perspective. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå university

    Author : Ouma Anne; Umeå universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : 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. Rural Livelihood Options for "a better and more sustainable future". Local perspectives from Myanmar and Morocco

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Laura Kmoch; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Rural Livelihoods; Cluster Analysis; Technology Adoption; Swidden Farming; Agroforestry; Climate Adaptation; Remittances; Local Agroecological Knowledge;

    Abstract : In 2015, state leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to address global inequalities and respond to heightened concern about challenges, arising from contemporary global change. This thesis contributes to addressing these challenges, by extending the knowledge base that rural development stakeholders can draw on to co-construct viable livelihood options for vulnerable rural people. READ MORE

  5. 5. Solar energy for a brighter life. A case study of rural electrification through solar photovoltaic technology in the Eastern Province, Zambia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Mathias Gustavsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; rural development; rural electrification; distributed generation; photovoltaic technology; solar home system; energy services; Zambia; Sub Saharan Africa;

    Abstract : Electricity is taken for granted in many parts of the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, typically less than 5% of the rural population have access to this energy source. Even though electricity in itself does not lead to development, it can support a development process. READ MORE