The cultural background of the sustainability of the traditional farming system in the Ghouta, oasis of Damascus, Syria

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The cultural background of the sustainability of the traditional farming system in the Ghouta, oasis of Damascus, Syria

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dc.contributor.author Alhamidi, Sameer K en_US
dc.contributor.author Gustafsson, Mats
dc.contributor.author Larsson, Hans
dc.contributor.author Hillbur, Per
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-01T07:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-01T07:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0889-048X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/520
dc.description.abstract This paper discusses the practical impact of a non-materialistic culture on sustainable farm management. Two elements are discussed: first, how deeply rooted religion is in this culture; second, the feasibility of using both human knowledge and experience, so-called tradition and divine guidance in management. Finally, the implications of the fusion of these two elements are drawn. The outcome is the capability of man to integrate ethical values into decisions and actions. This integration, when applied by skilled farmers, leads to a management of natural resources in an altruistic fashion and not merely to economic ends. Moreover, it makes agriculture meaningful and sustainable. en_US
dc.format.extent 10
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers
dc.subject alternative agriculture en_US
dc.subject tradition
dc.subject sustainability
dc.subject farm management
dc.subject ethics
dc.subject culture
dc.subject religion
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title The cultural background of the sustainability of the traditional farming system in the Ghouta, oasis of Damascus, Syria en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Technology en
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Agriculture and Human Values;3 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 20 en_US
dc.format.ePage 240
dc.format.sPage 231
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