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Gewählte Doctoral Thesis:

Sophie Schaffernicht (2021): INKLUSION VON MENSCHEN MIT BEHINDERUNGEN IN DER URBANEN LANDWIRTSCHAFT IN WIEN DIE KOMBINIERTE ANWENDUNG VON GROUNDED THEORY, AKTIONS- UND EVALUATIONSFORSCHUNG FÜR DIE ERARBEITUNG EINES SOZIAL-ÖKOLOGISCHEN MODELLS.
Doctoral Thesis - Institut für Landtechnik, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 366. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
The target group of this study, people with disabilities who work and are cared for in daily structures, are largely absent from the discussions about urban and peri-urban agriculture although agricultural activities can have many positive effects. Various programs in urban horticulture, for example, are allowing people with disabilities to acquire new skills. This has the potential to pave the way to the primary labour market. In the process of implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities education and work are essential points, especially for the self-determination of people with disabilities. However, people with disabilities are currently often excluded from these areas and prevented from a real participation in society. The main focus of this study lies on the barriers to inclusion into horticultural working life. A university, three social institutions with seven employees, two horticultural farms with two farm managers and fifteen people with disabilities took part in a pilot project on urban agriculture and inclusion in Vienna. Action research was applied during the tomato harvest and thereby evaluated and modified. At the same time, the author tried to make a contribution in terms of Grounded Theory. A possible solution for future studies in this field would be to involve co-researchers (people with disabilities) in order to implement research in an inclusive manner that is in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Offers in the field of urban agriculture should go beyond pure cooperations between social institutions and horticultural farms. A socio-ecological scenario with agro-ecological inclusion farms is suggested. The establishment of several inclusive companies in terms of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities in Vienna could bring the city closer to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

Betreuer: Quendler Elisabeth
1. Berater: Moder Karl
2. Berater: Balas Johannes

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