Search for dissertations about: "highlands"

Showing result 21 - 25 of 48 swedish dissertations containing the word highlands.

  1. 21. Symbolic and Material Boundaries An archaeological genealogy of the Urus of Lake Poopó, Bolivia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Arkeologi

    Author : Virginia Sáenz; Uppsala universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : Archaeology; Indians; Andes; Bolivia; Lake Poopó; Pampa Aullagas; Uru; ethnic groups; ethnic markers; Anthropology; History; Archaeology; Architecture; Linguistics; Sociology; multi-disciplinary approach; Arkeologi; arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : The thesis focuses on Bolivian Indians who are assimilated into ethnic groups as one of many consequences of the colonial past. An understanding of the complexity of this construction draws from disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Sociology, in an effort to expose the power relations behind the construction. READ MORE

  2. 22. Hydrological and sediment yield modelling in Lake Tana Basin, Blue Nile Ethiopia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH

    Author : Shimelis Gebriye Setegn; KTH.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SWAT; Lake Tana; Blue Nile; hydrological modelling; watershed modelling; MCE; SUFI-2; GLUE; ParaSol; streamflows; sediment yield; erosion; water balance; model calibration; NATURAL SCIENCES Earth sciences Atmosphere and hydrosphere sciences Hydrology; NATURVETENSKAP Geovetenskap Atmosfärs- och hydrosfärsvetenskap Hydrologi;

    Abstract : Land and water resources degradation are the major problems on the Ethiopian highlands. Poor land use practices and improper management systems have played a significant role in causing high soil erosion rates, sediment transport and loss of agricultural nutrients. So far limited meas-ures have been taken to combat the problems. READ MORE

  3. 23. Risk and Rates of Time Preferences of Farm Households in Ethiopia: Implications on land investment decisions

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Mahmud Yesuf; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Summary Paper 1: Risk Preferences of Farm Households in Ethiopia: Implications to Land Investment Decisions This paper measures farmers' attitude towards risk using an experimental approach for a sample of 262 farm households in Ethiopian highlands. We find more than 50 percent of the households in severe to extreme risk aversion category, unlike similar studies in Asia, where the vast majorities are found under moderate to intermediate risk aversion category. READ MORE

  4. 24. The village that vanished The roots of erosion in a Tanzanian village

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Vesa-Matti Loiske; Stockholms universitet.; [1995]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; soil erosion; soil conservation; Tanzania; Iraqw; social stratification; land tenure; Mama Issara; Giting; Hanang; Political Ecology; Scientific realism; Geography; villagization; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi; Human Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : In the village'of Citing in the northern highlands of Tanzania, the factors: social stratification, land tenure, production strategies, investment patterns and the economic uncertainties of society are studied and their relationship to land degradation is examined. The main assumption of the study is that the causes of land degradation are so complex that a methodology that emphasises contextualisation has to be used. READ MORE

  5. 25. Resource management in traditional farming : A case study in the dry zone of Sri Lanka

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköpings universitet

    Author : Erika Daléus; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1988]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The potential of the traditional small irrigation systems in Sri Lanka has to a great extent been overlooked in the efforts to satisfy increasing food requirements and to bring about social development in rural communities. The aim of this study was to arrive at an improved understanding of the resource management ofthe traditional farming system in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. READ MORE