Rural resilience

Trajectories of agricultural modernization and rural resilience: Some first insights derived from case studies in 14 countries

by Karlheinz Knickel In this paper, alternative trajectories of agricultural modernization and rural resilience are explored based on case studies in 14 countries. The analysis is to support discussions about the further development of agriculture at a time when the agricultural sector must respond to an increasing scarcity of natural resources,…

Rural resilience and the role of social capital among farmers in Kirundo province, Northern Burundi

by Bonaventure Minani, Déo-Guide Rurema & Philippe Lebailly In Burundi, more than 90% of the active population is engaged in family agriculture, which plays a vital role in food production and constitutes more than 50% of the GDP. Before the civil war of 1993, Kirundo was deemed the “breadbasket of…