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Gustafsson, Sanna, 2018. Cows and regulations : a qualitative study on semi-natural pastures in Kronoberg county. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Semi-natural pasture is a dwindling type of agricultural landscape in Sweden. This is a qualitative study aiming to investigate the work around semi-natural pastures in the county Kronoberg in the south of Sweden. The thesis has an actor’s perspective and focuses on driving forces in the work with semi-natural pastures. The material is collected through semi-structured interviews with farmers and CAB officials, and then analysed with inspiration from Latour’s actor-network theory and additional concepts to highlight certain aspects from the fieldwork. Conclusions are drawn around the lack of economic sustainability which lead to a decreasing number of farmers, who are essential actors in the maintaining of semi-natural pastures.

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Naturbetesmarker är en minskande typ av jordbruksmark i Sverige. Det här är en kvalitativ studie som syftar till att undersöka arbetet kring naturbetesmarker i Kronobergs län i södra Sverige. Uppsatsen har ett aktörsperspektiv och fokuserar på drivkrafter i arbetet med naturbetesmarker. Materialet är samlat genom semi-strukturerade intervjuer med lantbrukare och länsstyrelsetjänstemän och har analyserats med inspiration från Latours aktör-nätverksteori samt andra begrepp för att belysa vissa aspekter funna under fältarbetet. Slutsatser har dragits kring bristen på ekonomisk hållbarhet vilket leder till en minskning av lantbrukare, vilka är essentiella aktörer i upprätthållandet av naturbetesmarker.

Main title:Cows and regulations
Subtitle:a qualitative study on semi-natural pastures in Kronoberg county
Authors:Gustafsson, Sanna
Supervisor:Hansen, Kjell
Examiner:Bartholdson, Örjan
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2018
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY007 Agriculture Programme - Rural Development 270 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:semi-natural pasture, landscape, actor-network, county administrative board, grazer
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9553
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-9553
Subjects:Crop husbandry
Animal feeding
Language:English
Deposited On:09 Jul 2018 12:52
Metadata Last Modified:25 Sep 2018 11:23

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