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Land Degradation Influences on the Living Conditions of a Farming Community in Kenya
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to explore how land degradation influences the living conditions of a farming community in Kenya. Investigation method used was qualitative research and data collection through semi -structured interviews with chosen farmers, interview with a professional in the relevant profession, and field observation within a farming community in central province of Kenya. In developing countries many families live in rural areas and depend on small scale farming for livelihood. These communities are however faced with poverty from degraded lands as is indicated by the interviews conducted in this rural community where farming activities has resulted in degradation of land. Unhealthy agricultural practices threaten human survival by not only eating innutritious food, but reduction in economic capability, as well as causing loss of biodiversity which is indispensable for environmental sustainability.

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2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
land degradation, sustainable /organic agriculture, environmental degradation and poverty
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20952OAI: diva2:890817
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
Available from: 2016-01-11 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-11Bibliographically approved

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