This paper aims to discover the experienced world of selected farmers in Denmark. We seek to get an understanding of the biodynamic way of farming and the conventional way and how these farmers get along with the conditions of farmers, especially in concern with economic, judicial and animal welfare perspectives.
We have chosen a phenomenology approach in our investigation of the perceived worlds of these farmers. We have interviewed three farmers in order to get their perspective of the situation they stand in, and how these experienced worlds align with the public debate and demand concerning animal welfare in the production of food.
We draw on theories of ethics and views on nature in whole, to present a nuanced frame in which the project must be understood.
We conclude that even though the legislation is rather inadequate according to animal welfare, the farmers follow their own ethics which are quite thorough regarding animal welfare, but still complies with the law. The biodynamic approach to agriculture is more cost and time demanding but at the same time more considerate to nature. A general problem in danish agriculture is the international competition, which force the farmers to upscale their production in order to apply to the international demand for food supplies at low cost, which is less considerate to nature.
|Uddannelser||Geografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor|
|Udgivelsesdato||2 jan. 2017|
- Animal Welfare
- Land use