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Årevall, Josefin, 2015. Push and pull for change : local experiences of the Push-Pull Technology in South Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. First cycle, G1N, G1F, G2F or GXX ( G2F). Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



Drawing from in-depth interviews with farmers who have implemented the Push-Pull Technology in South Wollo, Ethiopia, this thesis focuses on understanding both local driving forces for changing farming practices and patterns of decision-making. This thesis argues that farmers’ decisions are based on more than rational choice, and that there is a complex web of social and institutional patterns which affects their actions and attitudes towards changes of farming practices and use of new technologies. There are many different reasons why farmers change their farming practices, including both voluntary and involuntary actions; some of them are planned strategies, while others are reactions to a dynamic and changing environment. This thesis draws on the work of Ian Scoones, Frank Ellis and David Mosse to argue for the importance to see beyond idealistic liberal analyses that ignore the structural forces affecting decision-making. A number of core challenges for the implementation of Push-Pull Technology are identified, centring on the need to meet the requirements of the households with poor social status.

Main title:Push and pull for change
Subtitle:local experiences of the Push-Pull Technology in South Wollo, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Authors:Årevall, Josefin
Supervisor:Otto, Opira
Examiner:Beckman, Malin
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G1N, G1F, G2F or GXX
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:Push-Pull Technology, Ethiopia, sorghum, maize, agroecology, rural development, change, decision-making
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural research
Rural sociology and social security
Deposited On:10 Jul 2015 13:18
Metadata Last Modified:10 Jul 2015 13:18

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