Agroecology and Sustainable Livelihoods: Towards an Integrated Approach to Rural Development.

AMEKAWA, YUICHIRO (2011) Agroecology and Sustainable Livelihoods: Towards an Integrated Approach to Rural Development. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 35. pp. 118-162.

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Abstract

<p><font face="Arial">Agroecology and SL studies are multi-disciplinary development<br /> schools that investigate the contexts and struggles of the rural poor<br /> in making a living under various adverse conditions. Both schools<br /> have made critical strides in rural development by promoting people-<br /> centered approaches. However, these two vital approaches to<br /> rural development have cut across each other based solely upon<br /> a loose combination of relevant elements derived from each of<br /> them. This paper argues that not only the shared spectrums but also<br /> the divergent interests between agroecology and SL studies signify<br /> the potential for beneficial cross-fertilization. With this conception,<br /> this paper tries to make conceptual and methodological syntheses<br /> between agroecology and SL studies as an integrated approach to<br /> rural development. The attempt results in a stylized model of modified<br /> SL framework with an eclectic set of new concepts. It is hoped<br /> that critical discussions on the possibility of integration between<br /> agroecology and SL studies would open up innovative arenas in<br /> the studies of sustainable agriculture and rural development.</font></p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agroecology and Sustainable Livelihoods: Towards an Integrated Approach to Rural Development.
Subjects: Q Science
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2011
URI: http://repository.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13182

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