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We are all victims of a crime we did not commit: Sustainable Development of Indigenous Agriculture - A Study in Western Samoa
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Western Samoa is one of the most vulnerable countries from climate changes due to its

geographic location, and as agriculture is a main industry on the island, this sector is

vulnerable to different risks such as tropical cyclones, heavy rainfall or droughts. Samoa

could in theory be self-sufficient, but imports large quantities of processed foods which

is affecting the health of the population in a negative way. The purpose of the thesis is

to create an understanding of how the development of indigenous agriculture in Samoa

can lead to increasing efficiency and sustainability and a decrease of the need for

development aid and economical support from family members abroad.

The thesis uses a deductive approach and data collection is performed by using semistructured

interviews as well as observations. Secondary data has been gathered from

databases, previous research and modern media.

Through the study it has been explored that the resilience towards climate shocks has to

improve in order to maintain a long-term sustainable development. Increased resilience

is achieved by reducing the amount of vulnerabilities. Western Samoa is on a good path

of keeping their way of being organic and sustainable regarding the agriculture sector.

The upcoming years with prognosis of increased tourism will be a healthy addition to

the economic growth of Samoa. Looking towards remittances, it becomes clear that

current high rate of remittances is a problem in Samoa, as some families could rely on

nothing but remittances and skip farming their land.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Agriculture, Pacific, Samoa
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-54022OAI: diva2:940109
Subject / course
Business Administration - Organization Leadership
Educational program
Enterprising & Business Development, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-21 Created: 2016-06-20 Last updated: 2016-06-21Bibliographically approved

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