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Part II. TOWARDS A CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK SHARING POWER Chapter1. MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES: A STRUGGLE BETWEEN POLITICS AND CULTURE

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Document begins: Part II. TOWARDS A A C CONTEXTUAL FRAMEWORK 2 SHARING POWER Chapter1. MANAGING NATURAL RESOURCES: A STRUGGLE BETWEEN POLITICS AND CULTURE 1.1 From llocal llivelihood sstrategies tto gglobal agro-iindustrial m markets Filder is at work in the family`s shamba. She is harvesting cassava today, and wor- rying about the disease that seems to have attacked so many of the new plants. Wondering what she could do to prevent further spreading, she resolves to discuss the problems with some of her village friends later in the day. In her mother`s shamba on the outskirts of Kampala, cassava still grows well. Perhaps she could walk there, one of these days, and get some of her mother`s cuttings to try in her own fields. The new portable machine has been set under a shack on the side of the grazing fields and Tobias is gathering the cows for milking. The machine could easily service many more cows than he has, but his quota for the year is already filled. Fortunately, the farmers` political lobby in Switzerland is very strong. Tobias and colleagues just celebrated their most recent victory against a motion to lower agri- cultural subsidies in the country. With subsidies at ...

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