Tradition, Change and Sustainability: Livestock Farming in the Falkland Islands

The environmental impact of livestock production must be reduced in the face of increasing global population and affluence and thus appetite for animal protein. Climate change presents additional uncertainties that call for adaptive decision-making by livestock farmers. Islands are generally useful study areas for their lack of boundary issues, but in particular for studies of sustainability, because of the need for self-sufficiency. Qualitative interviews with Falkland livestock farmers, stratifying to capture the extant variety of grazing practices, were taken during a visit in the Falklands from mid November to early December 2016. Interviews explored producer perceptions of their sector, landscape and climate, how these have changed, and how that drives management decision-making. A report coming from the analyses of the data will be available on request to the owner

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:06 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:22 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Farming; animals or plants
Temporal Extent Start 2016-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2016
Lineage A series of interviews with farmers and industry experts were taken from November to December 2016 and comprised of audio recorded for transcription and qualitative analysis. Questions covered the history of the farmer with farming generally, their current property, how they manage it, interactions between farming and wildlife, and trends in markets and global change and how they adapt. The outcomes from the analyses will be published on a report.
West Longitude 186152.19
South Latitude 4132654.5
East Longitude 453856.69
North Latitude 4342431
Spatial Reference System UTM 21S WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Restricted, but open subject to limitations and prior agreement with responsible organisation. Copyright must be cited
Resource Reference Cite data source as: Tourangeau W., Sherren K., Deligneres M. (2019) ‘We secured the tussac’: Accounts of ecological discovery, exploitation and renewal in the Falkland Islands, People and Nature, DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10046
Data Format pdf
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy NA
Resource Type Report
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2016-11-22
Metadata Point of Contact
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Unique Resource ID FK-UDALHOUSIE-307

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