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Cover for More on objectives: family influences, origins and modification.

Most farmers worldwide are owner-operators in various forms. The essence of this is that a farm family is intimately involved in farm life and decisions, with the farmer and his or her family living and working on the farm. Consequently any study of a farmer must also involve a study of the family...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender identities and divorce among farmers in Norway.

This chapter studies how divorce affects the gendered identities in Norwegian farming. Divorce has been considered particularly destructive in farming, where the unity of farm and family is perceived as the basis of its functioning and continuity. The chapter demonstrates how divorce dismantles not ...

Author(s)
Haugen, M. S.; Brandth, B.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Merging masculinities: exploring intersecting masculine identities on family farms.

Based on a case study of 18 family farms in the Peak District of England, this chapter examines how retirement affects the male farming identity of farmers. The central role of farm labour, of being physically involved in work on the farm, is pointed out. Proof of bodily strength and continued...

Author(s)
Riley, M.; Sangster, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gender transitions in agriculture and food systems.

This chapter reviews recent literature on the feminization and masculinization of agriculture resulting from the reorganization of the agrifood system in both the global North and South contexts. It demonstrates how new developments in family farming and industrial agriculture (particularly...

Author(s)
Sachs, C.; Garner, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genderness of climate change, Australia.

This chapter presents a longitudinal study of farm families' struggles with the impact of climate change in Australia. It discusses how farm families' strategies to cope with drought and the reduced farm income affect gender relations and put pressure on farm families' health and well-being.

Author(s)
Alston, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The agency paradox: the impact of gender(ed) frameworks on Irish farm youth.

This chapter looks at the views of young women and men who are not the heirs to the farm and their role in contributing to the smooth succession and maintenance of Irish family farms. The chapter unravels how Irish farm youths' socialization into traditional gendered position teaches, in particular ...

Author(s)
Cassidy, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy cattle behaviour, facilities, handling, transport, automation and well-being.

Some of the topics covered in this chapter are free-stall (cubicle design) milking parlour design, robotic milking, cow behaviour and bull behaviour. For a high level of well-being, each lactating dairy cow should have her own free stall. Dairy cows are getting larger and they may not fit...

Author(s)
Fulwider, W. K.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643212)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rabbits for family and small farm development.

The purpose of this chapter is to identify various applications of small-scale rabbit production that can favorably impact family and community development and small farm profitability. Rabbits as a food production activity for the family, its potential for youth development, and other benefits of...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to village and backyard poultry production.

Small-scale family poultry farming involving semi-scavenging flocks of mostly indigenous breed poultry in rural regions of many developing countries contributes in a very meaningful way towards the social and financial needs of rural families. While productivity is relatively low, so too are...

Author(s)
Pym, R. A. E.; Alders, R. G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The economic and social importance of agritourism.

This chapter discusses the economic and social impact of agritourism. The economic and social importance of agritourism can be considered in many aspects, e.g. the macroeconomic aspect, the regional economic aspect and the microeconomic aspect. The primary phenomena that affect the development of...

Author(s)
Sznajder, M.; Przezbórska, L.; Scrimgeour, F.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934828)
Type
Book chapter

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