Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Farming for Carbon Credits: The economic integration of greenhouse gases through smallholder agriculture in the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Nord, Joel (2014). Farming for Carbon Credits: The economic integration of greenhouse gases through smallholder agriculture in the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project.

Geography, advanced level, master thesis for master exam in Globalization, environment and social change, 30 ECTS.

Supervisor: Anders Wästfelt

Language: English

This MSc thesis analyzes a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission offsetting project implemented in smallholder agriculture. The project, which is the first of its kind, is called the Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project (KACP) and is located in western Kenya. The research question posed is: Does the carbon credit aspect of the KACP represent an integration of the economic externality of GHG emissions. The thesis analyses the KACP as a payment scheme for ecosystem services and applies a lens of neoliberal theory. The methods used are semi-structured interviews, participatory observation and transect walks. Data collection was done during field work at project sites in April and May 2014 and data sources include twenty interviews, eighteen analysed farms, participation in a KACP workshop and participation in a project related e-course organized by the World Bank. The results of the study showed that there are significant inconsistencies in the project that invalidates the KACP an economic integration of GHG emissions, likely resulting in false carbon credits.

Key words: Emission offsetting, carbon credits, payments for ecosystem services, integration of economic externalities, rational choice, carbon sequestration, Kenya Agricultural Carbon Project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-114007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-114007DiVA: diva2:788801
Available from: 2015-02-16 Created: 2015-02-16 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(4538 kB)365 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 4538 kBChecksum SHA-512
ca2be1264dd62d287f1858ceea0bd679ecd85b76bb8555f883abee364b9864643838769dde310d40a42799fd65763f5cf2b3dcafddc0d66d769f953530347255
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Human Geography
Human Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 365 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 199 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf