Assessment of the growth in social groups for sustainable agriculture and land management

Pretty, Jules, Attwood, Simon, Bawden, Richard, van den Berg, Henk, Bharucha, Zareen P., Dixon, John, Flora, Cornelia Butler, Gallagher, Kevin, Genskow, Ken, Hartley, Sue E., Ketelaar, Jan Willem, Kiara, Japhet K., Kumar, Vijay, Lu, Yuelai, Macmillan, Tom, Maréchal, Anne, Morales-Abubakar, Alma Linda, Noble, Andrew, Prasad, P. V.Vara, Rametsteiner, Ewald, Reganold, John, Ricks, Jacob I., Rockström, Johan, Saito, Osamu, Thorne, Peter, Wang, Songliang, Wittman, Hannah, Winter, Michael and Yang, Puyun (2020) Assessment of the growth in social groups for sustainable agriculture and land management. Global Sustainability, 3. ISSN 2059-4798

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Abstract

Non-technical summaryUntil the past half-century, all agriculture and land management was framed by local institutions strong in social capital. But neoliberal forms of development came to undermine existing structures, thus reducing sustainability and equity. The past 20 years, though, have seen the deliberate establishment of more than 8 million new social groups across the world. This restructuring and growth of rural social capital within specific territories is leading to increased productivity of agricultural and land management systems, with particular benefits for those previously excluded. Further growth would occur with more national and regional policy support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collective management,land management,social capital,social groups,sustainable agriculture,global and planetary change,management, monitoring, policy and law ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 23:58
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 23:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76710
DOI: 10.1017/sus.2020.19

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