Search for dissertations about: "subsistence agriculture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words subsistence agriculture.

  1. 1. Ambiguous Hopes : An Ethnographic Study of Agricultural Modernisation in a Rwandan village

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Anna Berglund; [2019]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Rwanda; poverty; cooperatives; subsistence agriculture; policy implementation;

    Abstract : Since 2006, Rwanda has been implementing policies to modernize the agricultural sector, with the aim of moving from small-scale subsistence farming to modern, market-oriented farming. Under these policies, small-scale farmers have been compelled to abandon their traditional farming practices and adapt to monocropping of state-approved crops on consolidated land. READ MORE

  2. 2. State policies and livelihoods - Rwandan Human Settlement Policy. Case Study of Ngera and Nyagahuru Villages

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies

    Author : Emmanuel Havugimana; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; genocide; imidugudu; livelihoods policies; Rwanda settlement; subsistence agriculture; villagization;

    Abstract : Through a case study of two villages of the Southern Province of Rwanda, this thesis explores the effects on Rwanda National Settlement Policy on the livelihoods of the rural population. With today 344 inhabitants per km², Rwanda has the highest population densities of Sub-Saharan Africa. READ MORE

  3. 3. Food security in a changing climate : The role of cropland intensification and land acquisitions across Africa

    University dissertation from Lund

    Author : Altaaf Mechiche-Alami; [2020]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Agriculture; land grabbing; sustainability science; Network Analysis; Earth observation; Crop model;

    Abstract : Food security is one of the world’s greatest challenges. The current food system shows an entanglement across the globe which means that local farmers reliant on subsistence agriculture no longer operate in isolation of larger-scale processes within the global economy or the changing biophysical system of the planet. READ MORE

  4. 4. Kinh Settlers in Viet Nam’s Northern Highlands Natural Resources Management in a Cultural Context

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Mats Lundberg; Anders Hjort af Ornäs; Hans Holmén; [2004]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Viet Nam; northern mountains; highlands; wet rice agriculture; upland agriculture; shifting cultivation; natural resources use; local knowledge; culture; ethnicity; Naturresurser; Vietnam; etniska grupper; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Water in nature and society; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vatten i natur och samhälle;

    Abstract : This study deals with the Kinh (or Viet) majority people who have migrated from the lowland Red River Delta to the mountainous areas of northern Viet Nam, and their adjustment to a new social and physical environment. Its aim is to analyse the social and cultural consequences for these migrants when settling in communities populated with people who belong to the national ethnic minorities (the Tày, the Giay and the Ngan peoples). READ MORE

  5. 5. Time to farm. A qualitative inquiry into the dynamics of the gender regime of land and labour rights in subsistence farming: an example of the Chiweshe communal area, Zimbabwe

    University dissertation from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS)

    Author : Karin Steen; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Food production; gender dynamics; institutional change; labour rights; land rights; polygyny; power; rights-in-person; subsistence farming; sub-Saharan Africa.;

    Abstract : In the context of multiple stressors such as land shortage and food insecurity, the thesis deals with gendered land and labour rights as a social aspect of food production in subsistence agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa. Using the Chiweshe communal area in Zimbabwe as an example, it identifies, investigates and draws conclusions on higher order social processes of gender, power and incremental institutional change in a local context. READ MORE