Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276701
Title:
Assessing constraints to recession farming
Author:
Summers, Carol Elizabeth, 1959-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to develop and field test an approach based upon soft systems methodology for assessing constraints and anxieties faced by farmers utilizing recession farming. The approach in this study was based on soft systems methodology with the intent of constructing root-definitions for recession farming systems. The field testing of the approach utilized three recession farming systems in northeast Thailand. The root-definitions obtained using this approach, characterized two of the recession farming systems as capitalistic using an intensive, high input mode of production with limited land and labor. The third system was characterize as subsistent agriculture with few inputs. It was concluded that the approach developed in this study accurately identified constraints and differences between recession farming systems. The rich picture developed from the farmer's information was adequate to construct the root-definitions. It is recommended that this approach be tested in another region, using indigenous personnel trained to conduct group interviews.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Farmers -- Thailand, Northeastern.; Agricultural systems -- Thailand, Northeastern.; Agriculture -- Thailand, Northeastern -- Psychological aspects.; Subsistence economy -- Thailand, Northeastern.; Thailand, Northeastern -- Economic conditions.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Cox, David E.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAssessing constraints to recession farmingen_US
dc.creatorSummers, Carol Elizabeth, 1959-en_US
dc.contributor.authorSummers, Carol Elizabeth, 1959-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to develop and field test an approach based upon soft systems methodology for assessing constraints and anxieties faced by farmers utilizing recession farming. The approach in this study was based on soft systems methodology with the intent of constructing root-definitions for recession farming systems. The field testing of the approach utilized three recession farming systems in northeast Thailand. The root-definitions obtained using this approach, characterized two of the recession farming systems as capitalistic using an intensive, high input mode of production with limited land and labor. The third system was characterize as subsistent agriculture with few inputs. It was concluded that the approach developed in this study accurately identified constraints and differences between recession farming systems. The rich picture developed from the farmer's information was adequate to construct the root-definitions. It is recommended that this approach be tested in another region, using indigenous personnel trained to conduct group interviews.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectFarmers -- Thailand, Northeastern.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural systems -- Thailand, Northeastern.en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Thailand, Northeastern -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectSubsistence economy -- Thailand, Northeastern.en_US
dc.subjectThailand, Northeastern -- Economic conditions.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCox, David E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333428en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21682338en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18413973en_US
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