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- 1Brady, Nurmaiya K
- 1Hossack, Fiona I.
- 1Hudson, Suraya
- 1Jagpal, Charn Kamal Kaur
- 1Khaira, Arshdeep
- 1Kumbamu, Ashok
Assessing Energy Adequacy, Healthy Food Diversity, and Self-Reported Food Security in the United States, Canada, and IndiaDownload
In order to assess the effectiveness of public policy interventions (or lack of) aimed at food insecure households, an individual’s socio-economic and demographic status, energy adequacy, and healthy food diversity need to be better understood. Through a cross-country comparison (Canada, US and...
Knowledge Mobilization for Sustainable Food Production: Nutrition Gardening and Fish Farming Communities of Practice in the Kolli Hills, IndiaDownload
This study explores the importance of knowledge mobilization in the formation of more sustainable food systems. In particular, it examines the development and maintenance of sustainable food production practices that enhance food security for small farmers in the Kolli Hills, India. It uses...
This thesis is comprised of two essays on rural villages in India. The following will provide a brief abstract for each of the essays, where one focuses on the women’s power – infrastructure relationship (1) and another on agricultural productivity relative to men (2). (1) Inequality between...
An Exploratory Analysis of Self-help Groups: An Alternative Mode of Public Service Delivery in High Density Rural Areas in India?Download
Self-help groups (SHGs) as a mode of community-based participatory development has been increasingly adopted within international development practice as a platform for broader community engagement. These voluntary, membership-based organizations of 10 to 20 women have been mobilized in...
Grounding global seeds: a contextual comparison of the politico-ecological implications of genetically modified crops for farming communities in Alberta (Canada) and Andhra Pradesh (India)Download
The main objective of my dissertation is to analyze and compare the socio-ecological implications of the adoption of genetically modified (GM) seeds and alternative agroecological farming methods for farming communities in Alberta, Canada and Andhra Pradesh, India – localities situated in...
Grounded in the methodologies of New Historicism, New Criticism, Subaltern Studies, and Colonial Discourse Analysis, this dissertation explores Englishwomen’s fictions of the nautch girl (or Indian dancing girl) at the turn of the century. Writing between 1880 to 1920, and within the context of...
In Kind and Cash Payments in Experiments: Farmer Valuation of Seeds with Decreased Variance in Orissa, IndiaDownload
Evaluating the ex-ante willingness to pay (WTP) and adoption rates for pro-poor technologies is necessary to inform development interventions, the distribution and pricing of new technologies, and research and development. Unfortunately, a common practice of economic experiments that elicit...
The impetus for this study came from my clinical practice with burn-injured children in India. Burn injury is one of the most traumatic accidents a child can suffer. Parents are profoundly affected when their child is burn-injured. The number of pediatric burn admissions in low-income countries...
In this dissertation I explore how music can be used to assist in the process of reconciliation between the Sikhs and Muslims of East and West Punjab (respectively), who had exhibited centuries of interdependence - exemplified by the flourishing Sikh Empire, or Khalsa Raj, which encompassed the...