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Denker, Pernilla, 2012. The role of institutions in natural resource management in the context of agroecosystems sustainability : cases from peri-urban Masaka, Uganda. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of People and Society



In this thesis the roles which institutions play in the management of natural resources are
explored. These management strategies and the natural resources were put in the context of
sustainable agroecosystems and the components were looked at from a systems perspective.
The study has the structure of an embedded multiple case design and conducted through
participatory methods: semi-structured interviews, transect walks and focus groups. The results
were analyzed using theories on resource governance and management, institutions,
agroecosystems sustainability and agroecological systems. Several institutions were identified as
playing a more or less important role: family; the law; national, parastatal and government
organizations and the informal economy. The most frequently mentioned and discussed natural
resources and resource systems were trees, the wetlands, agricultural land, pasture and soil. The
study concludes that there is a lack of local natural resource management institutions which
connects to the human capital and the absence of facilitation to support such capital in the
management of natural resources.

Main title:The role of institutions in natural resource management in the context of agroecosystems sustainability
Subtitle:cases from peri-urban Masaka, Uganda
Authors:Denker, Pernilla
Supervisor:Bartholdson, Örjan and Mwine, Julius
Examiner:Hunter, Erik
Series:Självständigt arbete vid LTJ-fakulteten, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM005 Agroecology - Master's programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of People and Society
Keywords:institutions, management, Uganda, peri-urban, agroecosystems, systems perspective, focus group, PRA
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Deposited On:21 Aug 2012 06:22
Metadata Last Modified:21 Aug 2012 06:22

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