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Title: The Role of Social Capital in Farmers' Transitions Towards More Sustainable Land Management
Author: Hall, E. J. B.
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 8371
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2008
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Government has been influential in substantially changing land management in England since WWII and currently aims to help farmers to become more sustainable. A five year project in Norfolk worked with 31 , farmers, 13 communities, and many partner organisations to define and measure the sustainability of land management on each farm holding. Substantial variation in the sustainability of land management was discovered. Farmers themselves defined a number of key factors aff~cting their land management, including social capital. Using a locally adapted World Bank technique (SoCAT) to measure social capital, all 31 farmers engaged with the measurement process showed a rapid, instinctive grasp of the concept. Spearman's Rank Correlation coefficient revealed a strong, positive association between the overall sustainability of land management and all aspects of social capital (r=0.687, p
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