Essays about: "small-scale farmer"

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  1. 1. Agriculture at the crossroads : challenges of food security and rural development in Siaya County

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Dorothy Roseline Juma; [2019]
    Keywords : food security; poverty; small-scale agriculture; rural development;

    Abstract : Africa is always being, portrayed as a continent of poverty and one that needs to develop, and increase its food production. The quest has lead world organizations to launch projects for development and economic growth in Africa where majority are poor. READ MORE

  2. 2. Crop diversity in Scania : geographical and cognitive mapping

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Shaktima López Hösel; [2019]
    Keywords : crop diversity; agroecology; food systems; ecosystem services; resilience; farmer s motivations; geographical information systems; self-determination theory; cognitive mapping;

    Abstract : Modern agriculture is characterized by large scale and large-scale farming of a few crops, which rely heavily on external inputs. These kinds of intensive and specialized farming systems are contributing to exceeding the planetary boundaries for our ecosystems. READ MORE

  3. 3. Local Food is Growing, but is Farmer Interest Wilting? An Empirical Investigation into the Factors that Motivate Farmer Involvement in Local Selling Channels.

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Camilla Tilly; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable Development; Local Food; Local Food System; Global Food System; Farmer; Uppland;

    Abstract : Local food systems (LFS) connect producers and consumers in a geographically restricted food supply chain. Local food advocates argue that limiting the spatial scope of food systems can help to address the sustainability challenges present in the global food system. READ MORE

  4. 4. Problems faced by small scale farmers in the dairy sector Pakistan : a case study of Punjab province

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Economics

    Author : Khwaja Tariq Ziad; [2018]
    Keywords : dairy production; Pakistan; supply chain;

    Abstract : The contribution of livestock in economic development of a country is vital. Pakistan is blessed with abundant natural resources, especially vast agricultural resources on account of its fertile irrigated land, four seasons and glorious history of old traditions of farming. READ MORE

  5. 5. Investigating discouraging and encouraging emic reasons to apply eco-efficient farming methods : a participatory study with indigenous small-scale farmers in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

    University essay from SLU/Department of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)

    Author : Lilian-Marleen Beck; [2018]
    Keywords : agroecology; transdisciplinary research; action research; participative video making; eco-efficiency; cosmology; emic perception; indigenous farmers; small-scale farmer; non adoption of innovations; Ratanakiri; Cambodia;

    Abstract : In 2008 the most extensive evaluation of global agriculture in human history notable named “agriculture at a crossroad” was published, indicating that agroecological small-scale farming systems could be a path to follow in the future in order to secure a sustainable food supply. Yet it is claimed that there is a gap between knowledge regarding the methods used for agroecological farming and its application by farmers. READ MORE