The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ziervogel, Gina en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor New, Mark en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Hulley, Sarah May en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-09T11:14:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-09T11:14:41Z
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Hulley, S. 2015. The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19958
dc.description.abstract There is a recognised need to turn the abstract concept of resilience thinking into practical action for resource management. This is often difficult as resource management is complex and multifaceted. Nexus thinking attempts to address this by promoting a framework that integrates and coordinates resource management across many different but interlinked resource pillars and sectors. This research focuses on the local level implementation of the food, energy, water, land and biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus framework, and assesses farmers' understanding and implementation of nexus thinking in relation to the support of the Bergrivier Municipality. Agriculturalists (farmers) have been described as significant custodians of natural resources, as they sit in a key position when it comes to implementing and practising sustainable development. There has been little research into the relationship between farmers and local municipalities, or into the role that local government can play in supporting holistic resource management through agriculture. While there are many different actors contributing towards resource management, this research focuses on the agricultural sector within the municipality. Qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews, participant observation and surveys, were used to undertake a case study of the agricultural sector within the Bergrivier Municipality. In a context where local government struggles to find its role in supporting socio-ecological resilience, the FEWLB nexus framework offers an opportunity to implement effective planning and policies that could enable more efficient resource use. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environment, Society and Sustainability en_ZA
dc.title The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Environmental and Geographical Science en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Hulley, S. M. (2015). <i>The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Environmental and Geographical Science. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19958 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Hulley, Sarah May. <i>"The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19958 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Hulley SM. The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, 2015 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19958 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Hulley, Sarah May AB - There is a recognised need to turn the abstract concept of resilience thinking into practical action for resource management. This is often difficult as resource management is complex and multifaceted. Nexus thinking attempts to address this by promoting a framework that integrates and coordinates resource management across many different but interlinked resource pillars and sectors. This research focuses on the local level implementation of the food, energy, water, land and biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus framework, and assesses farmers' understanding and implementation of nexus thinking in relation to the support of the Bergrivier Municipality. Agriculturalists (farmers) have been described as significant custodians of natural resources, as they sit in a key position when it comes to implementing and practising sustainable development. There has been little research into the relationship between farmers and local municipalities, or into the role that local government can play in supporting holistic resource management through agriculture. While there are many different actors contributing towards resource management, this research focuses on the agricultural sector within the municipality. Qualitative research methods, including semi-structured interviews, participant observation and surveys, were used to undertake a case study of the agricultural sector within the Bergrivier Municipality. In a context where local government struggles to find its role in supporting socio-ecological resilience, the FEWLB nexus framework offers an opportunity to implement effective planning and policies that could enable more efficient resource use. DA - 2015 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2015 T1 - The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study TI - The food-energy-water-land-biodiversity (FEWLB) nexus through the lens of the local level : an agricultural case study UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19958 ER - en_ZA


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