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Changing Paradigms: A Community Study of Socio-agricultural Transition in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.author Hanavan, Louise
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T11:59:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T11:59:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-21
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13833
dc.description.abstract This research examined changes in culture and agriculture in the rural community of Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, with a specific interest in understanding and contextualizing (re)localization initiatives. The study employed key-informant interviews with 23 members of the agricultural community to develop a narrative of socio-agricultural transition, which was used to launch discussion on the role of agriculture during a public forum in Tatamagouche. The creamery was found to have played a central role in the community’s history, and its gradual decline coincided with the growing disuse of farmland in the area. New communities of farmers moved onto available farmland in Tatamagouche. Today, current ‘civic’ agriculture initiatives include CSAs, a local currency system, a farmers market, and a community land trust. The challenges and opportunities in the revived local agriculture community are discussed, and policy recommendations to support community-scale sustainable food systems are offered based on findings in Tatamagouche. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Socio-agricultural transition, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada, civic agriculture en_US
dc.title Changing Paradigms: A Community Study of Socio-agricultural Transition in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-05-17
dc.contributor.department School of Resource & Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Environmental Studies en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Kai Schafft en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Peter Tyedmers en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Deborah Stiles en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Greg Cameron en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Michelle Adams en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Greg Cameron and Deborah Stiles en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Yes en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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