Search for dissertations about: "sustainable livelihoods"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 32 swedish dissertations containing the words sustainable livelihoods.

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

    Author : Per Knutsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    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

  2. 2. Managing Mangrove Ecosystem Services for Local Livelihoods and Adaptations in Tanzania

    Author : Baraka Nyangoko; Håkan Berg; Martin Gullström; Mwita Mangora; Mwanahija Shalli; Johan Hollander; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Mangroves; ecosystem services; mangrove management; livelihoods; ecosystem-based adaptation; Tanzania; naturgeografi; Physical Geography;

    Abstract : Recognizing the importance of ecosystem services (ES) for peoples' livelihoods and well-being is important for decision-making processes on conservation. Mangrove ecosystems in Tanzania are protected by law, but they continue to be exposed to degradation and loss, and there is still limited information about the awareness, preferences, status and trends of the ES they provide. READ MORE

  3. 3. Remittances, Access & Adaptation: Options to Secure Rural Livelihoods in Morocco and Myanmar

    Author : Laura Kmoch; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : Local Agroecological Knowledge; Myanmar; Remittances; Resource Frontiers; Disaster Risk Reduction; Swidden Farming; Climate Vulnerability; Land System Governance; Sustainable Rural Livelihoods; Income Poverty;

    Abstract : State leaders have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and pledged to leave no one behind. This thesis advances knowledge for attaining these goals, through systems thinking and place-based research in the context of climate and land-change processes in Morocco and Myanmar. READ MORE

  4. 4. Environmental Effects of Agricultural Expansion in the Upper Amazon : A study of river basin geochemistry and hydrochemistry, and farmers' perceptions

    Author : Lina Lindell; Mats Åström; Marianne Henningsson; Pasi Peltola; Tommy Claesson; Michael E McClain; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : tropical humid forest; deforestation; land-use change; slash-and-burn agriculture; spatial variation; vertical distribution; multielement analysis; sustainable development; rural livelihoods; bosque húmedo tropical; deforestación; cambios de uso de la tierra; agricultura de tala y quema; variabilidad espacial; distribución vertical; análisis multielemental; desarrollo sostenible; cambio climático; sustentos rurales; Miljövetenskap; Environmental Science;

    Abstract : In this thesis natural science is combined with environmental psychology in order to determine how deforestation and subsequent agricultural expansion in the Peruvian highland jungle has affected the natural environment and rural livelihoods. This region is part of one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth and is also exposed to high pressure from deforestation that threatens the ecosystems as well as the well-being of local populations. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tourism work among Sámi indigenous people : exploring its prevalence and role in sparsely populated areas of Sweden

    Author : Traian Leu; Dieter Müller; Madeleine Eriksson; Raynald Harvey Lemelin; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Indigenous tourism; Sámi; reindeer herders; sustainable livelihoods; diversification; rural development; sparsely populated areas; Sweden;

    Abstract : Little is known about the role of tourism development among Sámi indigenous people living in the sparsely populated areas of Sweden. Previous research shows tourism to be a potentially suitable option for development in such regions, yet the exact implications for the indigenous population remains largely unexplored. READ MORE