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Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) 2008

Social capital in the organic sector of Lebanon : case studies from women cooperatives

Fawaz, Hiba

Titre : Social capital in the organic sector of Lebanon : case studies from women cooperatives

Auteur : Fawaz, Hiba

Etablissement de soutenance : Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari (IAMB) - Centre international de hautes études agronomiques méditerranéennes (CIHEAM)

Diplôme : Master of science : Mediterranean organic agriculture (2008)

Résumé
A beneficial interaction between organic farming and social capital is reported by several authors in the literature. The present work aims to verify this relationship in the Lebanese context. Using a qualitative approach, it investigates the social capital and its interactions with organic farming in three Lebanese women cooperatives working in organic food processing. The research findings show that the relationship can be verified in the three case studies. Such interactions are more evident in some specific fields i.e. group work trust, information dissemination and women empowerment. These successful collective initiatives are considered as a good example to build up a more collaborative approach especially in the case of the Lebanese organic sector where there is a dominance of scattered farmers working individually instead of being gathered in cooperatives.

Mots-clés : ORGANIC FARMING SOCIAL CAPITAL RURAL DEVELOPMENT WOMEN COOPERATIVES QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

Présentation (IAMB Library)

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