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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Elisabeth Prugger (2018): Auf den Spuren des guten Lebens Eine landschaftsplanerische Betrachtung bäuerlicher Wirtschaftsweisen in den Veränderungsphasen der Landwirtschaft am Beispiel der Gemeinde Mals im Vinschgau/Südtirol..
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 95. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
Agriculture and thus also the cultural landscape in Upper Vinschgau have changed and continue to change. These phases of change are based on socio- economic and political processes that are reflected in land use. Farmers operate within these processes. The five farms in the municipality of Mals, which were taken up in the course of the present investigation, are rooted in the peasant agriculture. The changes in agriculture and the associated changing framework conditions, such as the loss of local economic structures and sales opportunities influence the decisions and perspectives of farmers. These decisions are based on their own managemant philosophies. In the examination of economic practices, both entrepreneurial aspirations of market orientation, which manifest themselves in a form of specialisation and rationalisation, as well as small-scale farming with several pillars and a strong orientation towards subsistence and subsistence markets are to be found. By means of land use maps, the phases of change in land management are worked out and contextualized. The present investigation is based on the assumption that the peasant agriculture is changing, but is continual. The work and life of the farmers is based on values that do not follow predominantly monetary-economic, entrepreneurial agricultural models. Even if the economic philosophies on the farms differ and follow growth-oriented models to varying degrees. Nature, work, the region and relationships are valued. This valuation, which cannot be achieved through money, is undermined by an increasing market-economy orientation, but still exists. Strengthening smallholder structures and embedding them in a regional economy based on shared responsibility forms the basis of a subsistence- oriented economy.

Beurteilende(r): Schneider Gerda

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