Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods: Smallholders Today by Claudia A. RadelChanging Land Use, Changing Livelihoods: Smallholders Today by Claudia A. Radel

Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods: Smallholders Today

Guest editorClaudia A. Radel, Jacqueline M. Vadjunec

Paperback | March 3, 2017

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This book brings together eleven works by scholars within and beyond geography, to argue the case for a continued engagement with smallholder agricultural studies. The research detailed is largely empirical and draws on a wide spectrum of mixed qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The case studies cover a range of geographic locations, including Brazil, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Vietnam, and the USA, with greatest emphasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Key themes that emerge include the structural and relative nature of "smallholder" as a category, the dynamic reality of smallholder livelihoods, the importance of smallholder farming and land-use practices to questions of environmental sustainability, and the challenges of vulnerability and adaptation in contemporary human–environment systems. Overall these studies show that smallholder studies are more pertinent than ever, especially in the face of finite resources and global environmental change.

Title:Changing Land Use, Changing Livelihoods: Smallholders TodayFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:250 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.68 inPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3038423424

ISBN - 13:9783038423423


Table of Contents

1) Introduction: The Continued Importance of Smallholders Today
2) Do Smallholder, Mixed Crop-Livestock Livelihoods Encourage Sustainable Agricultural Practices? A Meta-Analysis
3) Toward the Integrated Framework Analysis of Linkages among Agrobiodiversity, Livelihood Diversification, Ecological Systems, and Sustainability amid Global Change
4) Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Southern Burkina Faso: An Assessment Based on Participatory Methods
5) Smallholders, Agrarian Reform, and Globalization in the Brazilian Amazon: Cattle versus the Environment
6) “Nothing Is Like It Was Before”: The Dynamics between Land-Use and Land-Cover, and Livelihood Strategies in the Northern Vietnam Borderlands
7) Forest Transition in Madagascar’s Highlands: Initial Evidence and Implications
8) Agriculture on the Brink: Climate Change, Labor and Smallholder Farming in Botswana
9) Fluid Waters and Rigid Livelihoods in the Okavango Delta of Botswana
10) Changing Livelihoods and Landscapes in the Rural Eastern Cape, South Africa: Past Influences and Future Trajectories
11) Spatial Distribution of Estimated Wind-Power Royalties in West Texas
12) The Quiet Rise of Medium-Scale Farms in Malawi