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“The world will turn in to nature, everyone turns away from chemicals.” - Aspiration and values among organic farmers in India

Mikkelsen, Maria (2010)
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Abstract
This thesis is a case study about the prospect of organic small-scale farmers in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, South India, with conventional small scale-farmers as a reference group. The aim is to look at what opportunities these farmers have in relation to their economic and social context. To look at these aspects you need to understand the aspiration and values of the farmers which all goes according to my theoretical framework Sustainable Livelihood Approach. To do this I used among other methods, semi-structured interviews, so that the farmers perspective could shine through. Complementing to the interviews I had one participant observation and five non-participant observations. In the end the conclusion gets to three main points which are... (More)
This thesis is a case study about the prospect of organic small-scale farmers in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, South India, with conventional small scale-farmers as a reference group. The aim is to look at what opportunities these farmers have in relation to their economic and social context. To look at these aspects you need to understand the aspiration and values of the farmers which all goes according to my theoretical framework Sustainable Livelihood Approach. To do this I used among other methods, semi-structured interviews, so that the farmers perspective could shine through. Complementing to the interviews I had one participant observation and five non-participant observations. In the end the conclusion gets to three main points which are the aspects of knowledge, solidarity and difference in mentality among the farmers. (Less)
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author
Mikkelsen, Maria
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
Sustainable development, Organic farming, India, Small-scale farmers, Sustainable Livelihood Approach
language
English
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1670237
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2010-09-13 09:57:23
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  abstract     = {This thesis is a case study about the prospect of organic small-scale farmers in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu, South India, with conventional small scale-farmers as a reference group. The aim is to look at what opportunities these farmers have in relation to their economic and social context. To look at these aspects you need to understand the aspiration and values of the farmers which all goes according to my theoretical framework Sustainable Livelihood Approach. To do this I used among other methods, semi-structured interviews, so that the farmers perspective could shine through. Complementing to the interviews I had one participant observation and five non-participant observations. In the end the conclusion gets to three main points which are the aspects of knowledge, solidarity and difference in mentality among the farmers.},
  author       = {Mikkelsen, Maria},
  keyword      = {Sustainable development,Organic farming,India,Small-scale farmers,Sustainable Livelihood Approach},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {“The world will turn in to nature, everyone turns away from chemicals.” - Aspiration and values among organic farmers in India},
  year         = {2010},
}