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Källholm, Philip, 2024. An agroecological inquiry into the sustainability of a small-scale goat farm in a mountain village in northern Italy. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)



This dissertation addresses the sustainability profile of Capra Punk, a goat farm situated in a mountain village in Trentino, in northern Italy. Through a blend of qualitative and quantitative data analysis methods, using participatory observation and questionnaires, the study evaluates Capra Punk’s sustainability from an agroecological point of view. It reveals that Capra Punk is facing considerable sustainability challenges despite having come far in its agroecological transition. Financial and temporal constraints, along with an asymmetrical subsidy landscape, present obstacles for the farmer, Ernesto, in maintaining and developing the business. Although Capra Punk aligns with the objectives of the Italian CAP strategy and the Trento Five Priority Goals (SproSS), there is a lack of appropriate support for small-scale farmers like Ernesto. Consequently, this case study highlights the broader systemic challenges within agricultural support systems and the need for more effective alignment between policy objectives and their practical implementation.

Main title:An agroecological inquiry into the sustainability of a small-scale goat farm in a mountain village in northern Italy
Authors:Källholm, Philip
Supervisor:Karantininis, Konstantinos
Examiner:Chongtham Iman, Raj
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2024
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM005 Agroecology - Master's programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Biosystems and Technology (from 130101)
Keywords:crater lakes, effective risk communication, eutrophication, land degradation, participatory rural appraisal, gender, agroecology, Agroecosysten, Economic-, Social-, Environmental viability, Trentino, Trento, Common Agricultural Policy ( CAP), Trentino Provincial Sustainable Development Strategy SproSS), Support
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