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- 1Ahmad, Waseem
- 1Aleksandra Afanasyeva
- 1Allen, Shannon
- 1Allen, Shannon M
- 1Amsalu, Dareskedar W
- 1Andrews, Jeffrey
- 10Boxall, Peter (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 10Parkins, John (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 10Parlee, Brenda (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Adamowicz, Vic (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Goddard, Ellen (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
- 9Luckert, Marty (Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology)
Rural populations in developing countries face problems of persistent poverty and imperfect markets associated with credit, capital and insurance despite many government efforts and initiatives. This study investigates the role that social networks can play in addressing some of these concerns...
Social science researchers have largely overlooked chefs and the role they play in supporting small-scale farmers, even though chefs are often cited as instigating the local food movement. Chefs occupy a unique role in alternative food networks. Their culinary skills and food knowledge position...
Poor households may face various risks, especially in countries with limited access to public safety nets. In order to cope with these risks, poor households can implement ex ante risk-reducing strategies or rely on risk-coping system such as inter-household transfers. These transfers, which are...
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...
Women’s land rights are increasingly advocated as an empowerment tool to spur development outcomes. However, empirical evidence of this relationship is limited. In this study we use data from peasant communities in rural Peru to explore the effect of the intra-household allocation of inherited...
In many countries, Environmental Assessment (EA) is an important tool for aiding in decision-making about resource development projects, which includes approval or rejection and imposing mitigation Measures. Whether the public can participate in EA and influence decision-making through...
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...
Resource Use Efficiency as a Climate Smart Approach: Case of Smallholder Farmers in Nyando, KenyaDownload
To simultaneously enhance agricultural productivity and lower negative impacts on the environment, food systems need to be transformed to become more efficient in using resources such as land, water, and inputs. This study has examined the resource use efficiency of maize production for...
This thesis seeks to measure the economic benefits of Woodland Caribou conservation in Alberta, Canada. Woodland Caribou are listed as threatened (Environment Canada 2008) both federally and provincially. Stated preference techniques were used to elicit the public’s willingness to pay for caribou...
Measuring Consumer Resistance to Innovation in Meat Packaging-Evidence from Choice ExperimentsDownload
In this thesis, consumers’ perceptions and willingness-to-pay for a new packaging technology for beef steaks, vacuum packaging, are measured using real choice experiments and different information scenarios. The findings suggest that information plays an important role in consumers’ attitudes...