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Tiyeseko: A Study on Small-Scale Farming Women in Sustainable Agriculture in Zambia
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2003 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to understand what impact courses in sustainable agriculture have had on small-scale farming women in Zambia, who have started using alternative techniques in their farming. Weather conditions, political issues and other circumstances in Zambia have made it difficult for people to grow enough crops to feed their families and gain extra money alternative methods are being promoted by organisations at all institutional levels, in order for people to survive. At Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre, east of the capital, Lusaka, sustainable methods in farming practices are taught to small-scale farmers. It is a qualitative study, accomplished within the field of Human Geography, and the theoretical frameworks that have been used are political ecology of sustainability, low-external input in sustainable agriculture, and gender and development. The qualitative methods used are in accordance to Rapid Rural Appraisal, where small-scale farming women have been interviewed on a semi-structural basis. Additionally, secondary data in the form of literature has been gathered and direct observations have been made in the field. Results show that the courses in sustainable agriculture have had an impact on the lives of participating small-scale farming women and that they are able to spread their knowledge to neighbouring small-scale farmers. It also shows that politics has a major influence on the daily life of the women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för kemi, biologi, geografi och miljövetenskap , 2003. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
small-scale farming women, sustainable agriculture, political ecology, rapid rural appraisal, Kasisi, Zambia, Minor Field Study
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-355OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-355DiVA: diva2:16046
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Available from: 2005-09-19 Created: 2005-09-19 Last updated: 2009-03-03

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