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PhD Thesis

Views of agriculture: Understanding farmers' attitudes to identify strategies for improving rural landscape planning

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Thompson, Aaron William
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Published Location: United States -- Indiana
  • ISBN: 9781124530031
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Indiana

Increased concern over the loss of public support for agriculture, the conversion of farmland to urban development, and the growing recognition of the environmental impact of industrial agricultural practices demonstrate the challenges facing farmers today. The response to these challenges has varied and demonstrates the diversity of at ....

Wayanad widows: A study of sustainable rural economic development using renewable energy technology for micro enterprise in Kerala, India

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Voorhees, Maire Claire
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Prescott College
  • Published Location: United States -- Arizona
  • ISBN: 9781124377636
  • Country: India
  • State/Region: Kerala

This thesis examines the situation of the farmer widows of Wayanad, Kerala through exploration of the underlying agricultural and economic issues leading to farmers' suicides, the current state of the environment in the Wayanad District of Kerala, India, and an economic model of micro-entrepreneurship to address economic and social issu ....

Wind energy: Developing energy, wealth, and change

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Hopkins, Matt
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Published Location: United States -- Massachusetts
  • ISBN: 9781124472409
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Maine

Wind energy has emerged as one of the fastest growing energy sources in the United States over the course of the last decade. It is the renewable energy type most readily defining clean economy leadership. An uncertain policy context, public conflicts over the impacts of turbine installations, and unsorted connections to a national gree ....

Without intention: Rural responses to uncovering the hidden aspects of homelessness in Ontario 2000 to 2007

  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Elias, Brenda Mary
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Published Location: Canada
  • ISBN: 9780494609453
  • Country: Canada

This thesis analyzes the impact of the political decision to broaden the scope of the Government of Canada's 3-year National Homelessness Initiative (Human Resource Development Canada, NHI, 2002) from an urban focus to one that includes smaller communities. This change provided the opportunity to study the phenomenon of homelessness and ....

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