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Cattle As Technological Interventions: The Gender Effects Of Water Demand In Dairy Production In Uganda, Elizabeth Ransom, Carmen Bain, Harleen Bal, Natasha Shannon 2017 University of Richmond

Cattle As Technological Interventions: The Gender Effects Of Water Demand In Dairy Production In Uganda, Elizabeth Ransom, Carmen Bain, Harleen Bal, Natasha Shannon

Sociology Publications

Smallholder dairy production dominates the country of Uganda, with over 90% of the national herd owned by smallholders. To reduce hunger, malnutrition, and raise families out of poverty agricultural development, interventions in Uganda have focused on increasing milk production through the introduction of improved dairy cow breeds. Development actors, such as the East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) program in Uganda, see crossbreed dairy cows as a key technological intervention for improving production. Drawing on a multi-method study (spatial analysis, surveys, and qualitative interviews) of dairy smallholders, our paper examines the gendered effects of the introduction of crossbreed dairy cows. To ...


A "Dying Breed"? Exploring Logger Identity After The Decline In The Timber Industry In Hayfork, Ca, Sheri L. Harrison 2017 Humboldt State University

A "Dying Breed"? Exploring Logger Identity After The Decline In The Timber Industry In Hayfork, Ca, Sheri L. Harrison

Theses and projects

The rapid decline of timber operations in the late twentieth century had an immense impact on rural communities whose economy was dependent on logging and lumber mills. The voices and concerns of timber-dependent communities and timber workers have been marginalized by broader forces that focused on political, economic, and environmental issues throughout the Pacific Northwest timber conflict and the subsequent deindustrialization of the timber industry. This study examines the social impacts on loggers, their families, and the broader community in Hayfork, California, through the framework of identity theory. The formation of logger identity and the broader processes that have impacted ...


Predicting Consumers’ Local Food Attitude With Personal Values And Local Food Online Videos, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg 2017 Iowa State University

Predicting Consumers’ Local Food Attitude With Personal Values And Local Food Online Videos, Shuyang Qu, Alexa Lamm, Joy Rumble, Ricky Telg

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

This study assessed how the personal value associated with local food messages in an online video format influenced U.S. consumers’ attitudes toward local food. To accomplish this, we created two video treatments focusing on how local food supports the local economy and strengthens social connections, respectively. We developed two scales to measure the personal values (personal value of supporting the local economy and personal value of strengthening social connection). These values were associated to the video treatments’ message frames. Descriptive analyses revealed a neutral personal value of supporting local economy and strengthening social connection among U.S. consumers, and ...


Dissecting A Giant: The Commodification Of Rural China, Singapore Management University 2017 Singapore Management University

Dissecting A Giant: The Commodification Of Rural China, Singapore Management University

Research@SMU: Connecting the Dots

Rapid growth is causing unprecedented transformations in the social fabric and market structure of rural China, Professors Forrest Zhang and John Donaldson, researchers at SMU investigate.

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Soil As Social-Ecological Feedback: Examining The “Ethic” Of Soil Stewardship Among Corn Belt Farmers, Gabrielle Roesch-McNally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John C. Tyndall 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture

Soil As Social-Ecological Feedback: Examining The “Ethic” Of Soil Stewardship Among Corn Belt Farmers, Gabrielle Roesch-Mcnally, J. Gordon Arbuckle, John C. Tyndall

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

In this article we examine in-depth interviews with farmers (n = 159) from nine Corn Belt states. Using a grounded theory approach, we identified a “soil stewardship ethic,” which exemplifies how farmers are talking about building the long-term sustainability of their farm operation in light of more variable and extreme weather events. Findings suggest that farmers' shifting relationship with their soil resources may act as a kind of social-ecological feedback that enables farmers to implement adaptive strategies (e.g., no-till farming, cover crops) that build resilience in the face of increasingly variable and extreme weather, in contrast to emphasizing short-term adjustments ...


Mapping Quality Of Life In Nebraska: The Geographic Distribution Of Poverty, Grant Daily, Rodrigo Cantarero, Maria Rosario de Guzman, Soo-Young Hong, Sarah Taylor, Aileen Garcia, Jeong-Kyun Choi, Yan Ruth Xia 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Mapping Quality Of Life In Nebraska: The Geographic Distribution Of Poverty, Grant Daily, Rodrigo Cantarero, Maria Rosario De Guzman, Soo-Young Hong, Sarah Taylor, Aileen Garcia, Jeong-Kyun Choi, Yan Ruth Xia

Mapping Quality of Life in Nebraska

Headings:

What is poverty?

Federal definitions of poverty: the poverty line

General poverty and poverty brackets

Poverty and vulnerable populations

Child poverty (under 18 years)

Young child poverty (0 - 5 years)

School age poverty (6 - 17 years)

Elderly poverty (65+)

Comparing child, adult, and elderly poverty

Minority poverty

Key points

Nebraska vs. United States

Geographic distribution

Poverty in children and the elderly

Poverty rates for racial/ethnic minorities

References


The Trouble With Cover Crops: Farmers’ Experiences With Overcoming Barriers To Adoption, Gabrielle E. Roesch-McNally, Andrea D. Basche, J. G. Arbuckle, John C. Tyndall, Fernando E. Miguez, Troy Bowman, Rebecca Clay 2017 U.S. Forest Service

The Trouble With Cover Crops: Farmers’ Experiences With Overcoming Barriers To Adoption, Gabrielle E. Roesch-Mcnally, Andrea D. Basche, J. G. Arbuckle, John C. Tyndall, Fernando E. Miguez, Troy Bowman, Rebecca Clay

Natural Resource Ecology and Management Publications

Cover crops are known to promote many aspects of soil and water quality, yet estimates find that in 2012 only 2.3% of the total agricultural lands in the Midwestern USA were using cover crops. Focus groups were conducted across the Corn Belt state of Iowa to better understand how farmers confront barriers to cover crop adoption in highly intensive agricultural production systems. Although much prior research has focused on analyzing factors that help predict cover crop use on farms, there is limited research on how farmers navigate and overcome field-level (e.g. proper planting of a cover crop) and ...


Political Dynamics In Land Commodification: Commodifying Rural Land Development Rights In Chengdu, China, Qian Forrest ZHANG, Jianling WU 2017 Singapore Management University

Political Dynamics In Land Commodification: Commodifying Rural Land Development Rights In Chengdu, China, Qian Forrest Zhang, Jianling Wu

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Commodification of land is at the forefront of the re-casting of rural China by the spread of capitalism. This study examines a market-based program of land development rights trading in Chengdu, China. The program was made possible by a change in the central government’s land-use regulation that shifted the policy goal from ‘no net loss’ of farmland to ‘no net gain’ of construction land. We detail how local governments at multiple levels work together to construct land development rights as a commodity and build market institutions to foster its trading, illustrating land commodification as an inherently political process. A ...


Social Change Through Entrepreneurship: Utilizing Portable Sawmill Based Small Businesses To Promote Community Development, Crystal Lupo 2017 Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway

Social Change Through Entrepreneurship: Utilizing Portable Sawmill Based Small Businesses To Promote Community Development, Crystal Lupo

Journal of Social Change

Reduced demand for wood and wood products resulting from the economic crisis in the first decade of the 2000s severely impacted the forest industry throughout the world, causing large forest-based organizations to close (CBC News, 2008; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2009; Pepke, 2009). The result was a dramatic increase in unemployment and worker displacement among forest product workers between 2011 and 2013 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014). Forested rural communities often depended on the large-scale forest industry for their livelihood, and as a result, decreased reliance on large-scale industry became increasingly important (Lupo, 2015). This article ...


A Case Study In Rural Community Economic Development: Hill County Health & Wellness Center, Lisa R. Pruitt 2016 University of California, Davis

A Case Study In Rural Community Economic Development: Hill County Health & Wellness Center, Lisa R. Pruitt

Lisa R Pruitt

This short article was written for a symposium issue on the role of law and lawyers in community economic development.  The symposium issue arose from an AALS 2017 Discussion Group session about whether “law matters” in the context of community economic development and, if so, how and why law matters.  The case study presented here is about a rural community health care center, Hill Country Health and Wellness, in far northern California’s Shasta County.  The case study tracks the use—or lack thereof—of lawyers by the center’s founder and principal, and it discusses these phenomena against a ...


Namesake Schools: Vulnerable Places And Cultural Narratives Of The South, Vonzell Agosto, Charles Kyobe, Donna Elam 2016 University of South Florida

Namesake Schools: Vulnerable Places And Cultural Narratives Of The South, Vonzell Agosto, Charles Kyobe, Donna Elam

Vonzell Agosto

Geographic place and socio-political space are salient in struggles for justice in education. Social geography provides a
frame for discussing the relationship between names of schools and narratives of race, place, and justice (racial and spatial) in the US South. Featured herein is an illustrative case of how a school named after an African American man is implicated in the construction and preservation of cultural memory through its namesake status and the curriculum. In the literature, commemoration policies are often ignored as little points of support that codify the processes of deliberation and decision-making that guide how school buildings are ...


Regulation Of Recreational Marijuana In Small Cities And Counties In Colorado, Katherine Nesse, Colin Victory 2016 Missouri Department of Transportation

Regulation Of Recreational Marijuana In Small Cities And Counties In Colorado, Katherine Nesse, Colin Victory

SPU Works

In November 2016 the number of states where recreational marijuana sales are legal increased to eight. Thousands of cities and counties are now on the front lines of regulating these new land uses. Local governments in Colorado, the first state to implement recreational marijuana legalization, are models for jurisdictions in other states. We study counties and municipalities in the eight micropolitan statistical areas in Colorado to learn how they regulate recreational marijuana businesses. We reviewed codes, ordinances, and other documents of 43 local governments and interviewed planners in a third of these jurisdictions. These places were purposefully selected and reflect ...


2010 And 2015 Population Pyramids Comparisions In South Dakota, Wei Gu, Census Data Center 2016 South Dakota State University

2010 And 2015 Population Pyramids Comparisions In South Dakota, Wei Gu, Census Data Center

Census Data Center Demographic Datasets

This document shows population comparisons for: the state of South Dakota; urban areas; rural areas; and the metropolitan areas of Rapid City, and Sioux Falls.


Providing Rural Public Services Through Land Commodification: Policy Innovations And Rural-Urban Integration In Chengdu, Qian Forrest ZHANG, Jianling WU 2016 Singapore Management University

Providing Rural Public Services Through Land Commodification: Policy Innovations And Rural-Urban Integration In Chengdu, Qian Forrest Zhang, Jianling Wu

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Zhang and Wu offer a detailed account of the innovative local policies in Chengdu, China, where a national land-use policy that has created widespread problems in other trial areas has been turned into a positive, transformative force in rural reconstruction. There are three key innovations in this so-called ‘Chengdu model’: First, leveraging on the most important resource in rural area, land, and through the commodification of land development rights, creating a financial source that can fund rural public services provision; second, transforming traditional rural residential patterns and concentrating the rural population in newly built residential communities; and, finally, using both ...


2010 And 2014 Acs South Dakota State Foreign Born Populations, Wei Gu, Census Data Center 2016 South Dakota State University

2010 And 2014 Acs South Dakota State Foreign Born Populations, Wei Gu, Census Data Center

Census Data Center Demographic Datasets

This data provides statistics on the number of South Dakota residents born outside the United States. Data was compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

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Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes 2016 University of Rhode Island

Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Fish, Christine Stark 2016 Author and Visual Artist

Fish, Christine Stark

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Improved Production Systems For Common Bean On Phaeozem Soil In South-Central Uganda, Lance H. Goettsch, Andrew W. Lenssen, Russell S. Yost, Ebby S. Luvaga, Onesmus Semalulu, Moses Tenywa, Robert E. Mazur 2016 Iowa State University

Improved Production Systems For Common Bean On Phaeozem Soil In South-Central Uganda, Lance H. Goettsch, Andrew W. Lenssen, Russell S. Yost, Ebby S. Luvaga, Onesmus Semalulu, Moses Tenywa, Robert E. Mazur

Agronomy Publications

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is the most important grain legume in Uganda. Beans managed under conventional systems range in yield from 500 to 800 kg ha-1, with a yield gap of about 75%. The objective of this study was to compare the productivity and net profitability of four bean cultivars grown under three management systems on Phaeozem soil (Mollisol) in Masaka District, Uganda. The experimental design was a randomized incomplete block in a split-plot arrangement. Management system was the whole-plot factor and included the Conventional Farmer (CFS), Improved Farmer (IFS), and High Input systems (HIS). Management systems differed for ...


Molden, Roy (Fa 963), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Molden, Roy (Fa 963), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 963. Project titled: “The Chestnut Farmstead.” Includes survey sheets with brief descriptions ofbuildings and implements on the Chestnut family farm in Pulaski County, Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description and photo.


Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 962), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Montell, William Lynwood, B. 1931 (Fa 962), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 962. Project titled: [Student Collections: Dinner Bells] Includes survey sheets from student collections with brief descriptions of dinner bells in the Pennyroyal Region of Kentucky. Sheets include a brief description, terms, and a photo of the dinner bell.


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