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Resilience in Mountain Farming in Norway

Department of Geography, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3476;
Received: 2 May 2019 / Revised: 11 June 2019 / Accepted: 21 June 2019 / Published: 25 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Grazing Systems)
The concept of socio-ecological farm resilience is used to understand how farmers manoeuvre in a context of change, what choices and priorities they make, and how that subsequently influences the development of the farming landscape. The author uses farm resilience, the capabilities of buffering, adaptation and transformation, and the response of bouncing back or forward as a conceptual frame in a study of farmers in a mountain community in Norway. Interviews were held with selected farmers. The results indicated that the resilience framework is useful in order to understand farmers’ priorities and situations. The author finds that the responses and decisions are in line with all three capabilities as well as with bouncing back and forward. However, most responses were categorized as bouncing back (i.e. adjustments and changes) but the logic of the farm system remained the same. View Full-Text
Keywords: mountain farming; socio-ecological resilience; landscape change mountain farming; socio-ecological resilience; landscape change
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Daugstad, K. Resilience in Mountain Farming in Norway. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3476.

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