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Diversity at different levels: farm and community in western Nigeria

  • Jane I. Guyer

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La difficulté à appliquer le concept de diversité à la recherche empirique pourrait être atténuée par une spécificité empirique. En l'appliquant à la question particulière de savoir comment les modèles de cultures agricoles, dans une communauté au sein de l'arrière-pays de l'Ibadan, une région qui procure des vivres, ont changé dans les vingt années qui ont connues une plus grande orientation vers le marché, on peut à la fois illuminer les dynamiques agricoles et aussi exposer le concept de diversité à une critique.

Cette étude de cas au Nigéria indique que les agriculteurs individuels ont développé des modèles de production spécialisés plus balancés, mais tout en étant différent des uns des autres, si bien que la communauté entière a retenu un profile de diversité similaire à celui du passé. Les concepts et pratiques des Yoruba en ce qui concerne les individus et la diversité sociale devraient être au coeur d'une compréhension de ces modèles de changements.

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Diversity at different levels: farm and community in western Nigeria

  • Jane I. Guyer

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