Janice L S Jiggins

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A season-long assessment of acute pesticide poisoning among farmers was conducted in three villages in India. Fifty female cotton growers reported the adverse effects experienced after exposures to pesticides by themselves and by their male relatives (n=47). The study documented the serious consequences of pesticide use for the health of farmers,(More)
Sixty-five farmers reported on pesticide use and the signs and symptoms of acute pesticide poisoning when using two different plant protection strategies: in 2003 using chemical controls and in 2004 using an approach to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) based on an ecological analysis of the field conditions. Exposure to organophosphates was confirmed as a(More)
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This paper examines changes in the distribution of maize hybrids and landraces in the mountainous areas of southwest China over 1998–2008, farmers’ reasons for cultivar adoption and the implications for national policies in relation to seed production and breeding, based on baseline data and a survey conducted in Guangxi, Yunnan and Guizhou. The study(More)
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The paper presents four approaches to evaluation for assessing situations and outcomes where simple linear cause and effect analysis is not useful or possible. Typically they address situations at the interface of human uses of a gricultural and natural resources. The strengths and limitations of each for the evaluation of FFS are discussed. They are(More)
This article reviews and analyses the evolution of organic seed regulation in the USA, as a model case of how challenges in a new regulatory area are being addressed. The study draws on formal interviews of key stakeholders, participant observation and documents generated in a 6-year period between 2007 and 2013. The article addresses three main issues: (1)(More)
SLIM stands for Social Learning for the Integrated Management and Sustainable Use of Water at Catchment Scale. It is a multi-country research project funded by the European Commission (DG RESEARCH – 5th Framework Programme for research and technological development, 1998–2002). Its main theme is the investigation of the socioeconomic aspects of the(More)
The "New Variant Famine" hypothesis proposed that AIDS offers a major challenge to food security in this part of Africa by impairing the functioning of traditional support systems, leading to the collapse of "social immunity". This study explores the changing perceptions of HIV and AIDS and peoples' responses to its impact by eliciting life history(More)
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