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Rural livelihoods, empowerment and the environment: Going beyond the farm boundary

Rural livelihoods, empowerment and the environment: Going beyond the farm boundary

Swetman, T. and Overfield, D. (1999) Rural livelihoods, empowerment and the environment: Going beyond the farm boundary. In: 15th International Symposium ofthe Association for farming Systems Research Extension, 29 November - 4 December 1998, University of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Abstract

The 15th International Symposium of the Association for farming Systems Research-Extension (AFSR-E) was held at the University of Pretoria between 29 November and 4 December 1998 with the theme of "Rural livelihoods, empowerment and the environment: Going beyond the farm boundary". The conference was sponsored by twenty organisations involved in farming systems research (a list of sponsors is attached as Appendix 1) and was attended by 560 delegates from more than seventy countries (delegate list attached as Appendix 2). The Symposium addressed five sub-themes: ecological sustainable development and farming systems; short term farmer survival versus long term sustainability; empowerment through capacity building; the institutional environment and farming systems; and methodological issues and challenges.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: farming systems, ecology, sustainable development, capacity building, institutional environment, methodology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Food & Markets Department
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11507

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