Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Factors influencing farmer’s  decision-making and resilience: The case of banana production in  Amubri, Costa Rica
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The need for further research into farmer’s resilience and an enhanced communication between multinational enterprises and farmers of developing countries, led to the investigation of decision-making factors, in the context of sustainable agricultural development. Cause for this need is the current global spread of Tropical Race 4 attacking the worldwide grown Cavendish banana and the global call for action in implementing new banana cultivars resistant to this disease. Research was completed in the community of Amubri in Costa Rica with farmers belonging to the Bribri tribe. The main aims of the study were to investigate which factors influence the farmer’s in their choice of banana cultivar and how resilient the farmers were to disturbances like banana diseases. Results showed that the socio-personal factors, such as family tradition and economic factors, such as demand of the market, had a high relevance in farmer’s choice of bananas cultivar. It showed that farmers are torn between following traditional ways of farming and the increasing globalised characteristics of commercial agriculture, limiting them in several decisions. The transition towards an ever more commercialised farming system, which is slowly embedded in the global economy, brings along advantages and disadvantages in the context of community resilience. Whereas the economic capital is increasing, aspects like environmental capital might get less attention. It is suggested to keep a balance between different capitals in order to strengthen community resilience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 63
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN ISSN 1650-6553
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-355372OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-355372DiVA, id: diva2:1228720
External cooperation
HiPP GmbH & Co
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2018-05-31, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 14:56 (English)
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Master thesis, Lorenza Ketteler(3327 kB)36 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3327 kBChecksum SHA-512
ee97bbe32f94e5cdf2c4462dfb62c87442ac60f173198a1a9a2633fd75b014d2010c95af60fbf182a48c794ece70b9bd3d2940cbf1f89cf855eeae17b2164bad
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
von Ketteler, Lorenza
By organisation
Department of Earth Sciences
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 36 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 70 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf