Search for dissertations about: "upland development"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words upland development.

  1. 1. Development and 'The other within': the culturalisation of the political economy of poverty in the Northern Uplands of Viet Nam

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University

    Author : Bent D. Jørgensen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2006]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; poverty; poverty alleviation; development; marginalisation; privatisation; modernisation; marketisation; democratisation; development studies; upland development; ethnic minorities; Hmong; Dao; Muong; Viet Nam Vietnam .;

    Abstract : The dissertation deals with the issue of poverty in eight villages in Northern Viet Nam during the current Doi Moi reforms. In all reforms, poverty alleviation has been a main concern for which market economy and economic growth have been seen as largely successful tools. However, in parallel to economic growth, the social inequality has increased. READ MORE

  2. 2. Engendered promises, gendered challenges. Changing patterns of labor, control and benefits among smallholder households growing NERICA in Uganda

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Department of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University

    Author : Johanna Bergman-Lodin; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agricultural development; new technology; gender; NERICA; smallholder farmers; income effects; labor intensity; intrahousehold bargaining; resource allocation; distributional outcomes; Hoima District; Uganda;

    Abstract : NERICA is a new group of high-yielding and stress-tolerant upland rice varieties, developed by the Africa Rice Center to address the continent-wide rice challenge, poverty and food insecurity. Recognizing that African women farmers do not always benefit from the introduction of productivity-enhancing technology and higher-value crops, the aim of my thesis is to understand processes leading to NERICA-related wellbeing outcomes among differently comprised grower households in Hoima District, Uganda, by examining inter- and intrahousehold gender dynamics. READ MORE

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

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Lina Lindell; Linnéuniversitetet.; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; 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

  4. 4. Harbours and Hinterlands : Landscape, Site Patterns and Coast-Hinterland Interconnections by the Corinthian Gulf, c. 600-300 B.C

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Stockholm University

    Author : Anton Bonnier; Stockholms universitet.; [2010]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Corinthian Gulf; Archaic and Classical-Early Hellenistic Greece; landscape archaeology; site patterns; settlement patterns; harbours; interconnections; connectivity; coastal zones; trade; mountain economies; pastoralism; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects Archaeology; classical; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen Arkeologi; klassisk; Classical Archaeology and Ancient History; antikens kultur och samhällsliv;

    Abstract : The thesis examines interconnections between the Corinthian Gulf and its surrounding hinterlands during the Archaic and Classical-Early Hellenistic period, c. 600 to 300 B.C. Interconnections have been studied through site patterns in the surrounding regions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Farmers and forest land use in Lao PDR and Vietnam

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Stockholm University

    Author : Bo Ohlsson; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.; [2009]

    Abstract : People’s use of the forest land for shifting cultivation has over the last 50 years altered the upland landscape in Laos and Vietnam. The objective of the thesis was to develop interdisciplinary approaches and methods to document, analyse and understand the use of forest land over this time. READ MORE