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dc.contributor.advisorGrigsby, Mary, 1952-eng
dc.contributor.authorLock, Casieng
dc.coverage.spatialCosta Ricaeng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 25, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Mary Grigsby.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractIn 1991 and 1992, farmers in Monteverde, Costa Rica participated in a reforestation project that involved installing windbreaks. The project was implemented by a local conservation organization. This thesis aims to add to the body of social research that has been conducted on the relationship between the farmers, the windbreaks, and the local organization that implemented the project. It examines farmers' motivations for involvement in the Windbreaks Project, benefits and disadvantages of windbreaks, management of natural resources and assistance needed, opinions of past reforestation activities, and economic impacts of the windbreaks. Findings show that farmers indicated conservation benefits of the windbreaks as well as a wide range of techniques used in the management of natural resources. The most common among these included enclosing resources, avoiding damage to resources, and engaging in reforestation. Most farmers indicated positive opinions of the past reforestation activities and are willing to participate in future activities. However, some farmers lamented the Monteverde Conservation League's current lack of presence in the countryside. Communication between this local social organization and the farmers in the area around Monteverde needs to be reestablished prior to the implementation of any new reforestation activities.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb71372829eng
dc.identifier.oclc439905022eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5666eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5666
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshWindbreaks, shelterbelts, etc.eng
dc.subject.lcshReforestationeng
dc.subject.lcshFarmerseng
dc.titleProtection, production, prosperity : Costa Rican farmers respond to the windbreaks projecteng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineRural sociology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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