Master’s Plan B Project Defense - Zokhid Ibragimov - June 6

Date: June 6, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Natural Resources RM 130

Researching Adoption of Sustainable Agriculture Practices

Master’ Plan B Project Defense

By

Zokhid Ibragimov

Monday,  June 6, 2016 - 10 a.m.

Room 130, Natural Resources Building

In many developing countries, a majority of poor people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their main source of income and employment. Most of the agricultural activities in these areas are performed on marginal and malnourished lands, which are not only characterized by low productivity but also negatively affect the environment, in the form of land  degradation, loss of biodiversity, reduced soil fertility and air and increased water stress. Sustainable agricultural development has been widely acknowledged as a critical component in efforts to alleviate rural poverty and reduce pressure on environmental degradation. However, despite the decades of research on sustainable agricultural practices, achieving sustainable development goals in the developing countries still remains a challenge.  The series of essays comprised in this paper aim to provide understanding about the challenges facing resource-poor farmers in the developing countries in the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices and identifying possible solutions and policy interventions on how to effectively address them. 

Committee  Members:

  • Dr.  John Kerr, Chairperson

  • Dr.  Patricia Norris