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Bildande av vattengrupper inom Greppa Näringen
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Agriculture has intensified around Europe since the 1940's with detrimental effects on theenvironment. Different measures have been undertaken in Sweden to reduce theenvironmental impact from agriculture. Among them is the project Greppa Näringen, whichgives voluntary and free counselling to farmers. In order to develop Greppa Näringen a newconcept with counselling to groups along watercourses have been tried in Skåne. Fourcompanies have been working with creating and counselling the groups. One company hassucceeded well and created far more groups than the other companies. The aim of this studywas to evaluate the companies and their work with the water groups to identify possiblesuccess factors affecting the outcome and to evaluate why people participated in the groups.For this study a qualitative research method were used. Interviews were performed withpersonell and CEO at each company, as well as with farmers/land owners that hadparticipated in water groups and with officials at the county administrative board. Outcomedifferences between the companies can be explained by a combination of factors. Thesefactors are differences in the companies scope of practice, how they utilised their existingclientele, allocated resources to the project and the degree of team work. People participatingin the water groups did this mainly because of an experienced problem with the watercoursein their vicinity.

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2014. , 28 p.
Keyword [en]
agriculture, water group, organization culture, farmer participation
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-88248OAI: diva2:714652
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2014-05-09 Created: 2014-04-29 Last updated: 2014-05-09Bibliographically approved

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