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Organic or Conventional Green Revolution? -a field study conducted in Ribaue, Mozambique
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

A group of students from the Peace and Development master program at Linnaeus University in Växjö have conducted a field study on agriculture in Ribaue district, Nampula, Mozambique. This study took place over a period of five weeks starting from the beginning of April. The purpose of the research was to perform a socio-economic study to gain a better understanding of the conditions under which the population of Ribaue live, the majority of which are small-scale farmers. Also, how they manage to access resources in order to improve their livelihoods and how small-scale farmers are striving to reach a lifestyle that is more sustainable. This study concentrates on the potential introduction of the Green Revolution Strategy, which is linked to food security and combating poverty, in Mozambique. It asks the question: under what conditions can it be possible for a Green Revolution Strategy to be developed and implemented in the district of Ribaue in Nampula, and which are the necessary prerequisites for a successful implementation of such a strategy? We have, through interviews, observations and participation in various activities, discovered the main issues that need to be addressed in the district. The Green Revolution Strategy exists in theory on the national level but has not yet been fully implemented in practice. Very few producers in Ribaue have heard of the concept ‘Green Revolution’, however, certain parts of its content were known to farmers, such as improved seeds and fertilizers. Furthermore, the gender conditions are still in favor of men, although some significant progress has been made. Better access to education and credit, improved infrastructure, and more effective spread of information and communication are some of the prerequisites that need to be addressed in Ribaue and they are presented in this study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 97 p.
Keyword [en]
agriculture, small-scale farmers, Green Revolution, prerequisites, Ribaue, Mozambique
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24370OAI: diva2:605872
External cooperation
UCODIN, Mozambique
Subject / course
Peace and development
Educational program
Peace and Development Work, Master Programme, 60 credits
2013-01-24, D1173, Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, 11:00 (English)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2013-02-15 Last updated: 2015-05-11Bibliographically approved

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