D2.2 Report on analysis of biographical narratives exploring short- and longterm adaptive behaviour of farmers under various challenges

Isabeau Coopmans, Mariana Draganova, Susan Fowler, Gordana Manevska-Tasevska, Peter Midmore, Plamen Mishev, Phillipa Nicholas-Davies, Andrea Petitt, Charlotte Prové, Saverio Senni

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Resilience over time is achieved across the increasingly fundamental attributes of robustness, adaptability and transformability, representing system responses to short, medium and long-term external drivers, respectively. Analysis of narratives can be used to enable researchers to gain indepth understanding of the rationale surrounding farmer decision making when faced with drivers of change, and how farmers manage critical decision points in their farming businesses. This report assesses personal histories of family farms, and business histories of corporate farms, to identify phases in the separate production, demographic and policy adaptive cycles as they have impacted on the individuals concerned and their business enterprises. Biographical stories were collected from nine to ten narrators (early-, mid- and late-career),in each of five case studies chosen to represent a range of regions and farming systems in Europe. A single question was used to initiate the narrators’ stories, without qualification beforehand, supported only with expressions of interest and encouragement in the first part of the interview, with subsequent exploratory questions devoted to clarifying the internal structure of the narrative.
Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
Aantal pagina’s61
PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - 5-apr-2019

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