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- xv, 473 pages : charts, maps ; 30 cm.
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- University of Technology Sydney. Institute of Sustainable Futres,
- Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Locating the study: Brazil and Timor-Leste -- Chapter 3. Government-led-biodiesel-policies -- Chapter 4. Conceptual underpinnings of the autonomous livelihood framework -- Chapter 5. Autonomous livelihood framework -- Chapter 6. Research design -- Chapter 7. Brazil: empirical findings -- Chapter 8. Timor-Leste: empirical findings -- Chapter 9. Negotiating for autonomy, livelihoods and biodiesel schemes -- Chapter 10. Conclusion.Includes bibliographical references: pages 397-442.Ph.DSubmitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to the Institute of Sustainable Futres.Summary: Biodisel schemes in the Global South have been espoused as able to address the complex intersection of alternative energy sources, rural development, sustainable agriculture and social welfare. Smallholder farmers are recognised as being central to the success or failures of these schemes yet the ways in which smallholder farmers negotiate their participation in biodisel schemes as part of a wider livelihood strategy is currently under-theorised and based on limited empirical research. Understanding this process of negotiation and the reasons that smallholder farmers may choose to participate or not participate in biodisel schemes is critical to developing a nuanced theory about the role of biodiesel schemes for rural development. The purpose of this thesis was to consider smallholder farmers' participation in biodiesel schemes and the ways that biodiesel schemes have been incorporated into rural livelihoods. This study provides a way to bring smallholder farmers' experiences to the fore in the biodisel debate.ThesisThesis Ph.D University of Technology Sydney 2017.University of Technology Sydney