Hilde van Dijkhorst examined the ways in which rural people in Huíla province, Angola, have dealt with crises and adapted their livelihoods accordingly. These responses and adaptations to crises were juxtaposed against the variety of interventions by state and aid agencies which affect rural livelihoods in broad terms.
The Angolan population has lived through a long history of conflict, starting with an independence war against Portugal since 1961, and evolving into a civil war from the start of independence in 1975 lasting until 2002. Throughout this violent history, humanitarian actors made a significant range of interventions with the intention to alleviate the suffering of the country’s population and help them rebuild their lives and livelihoods after the end of the war in 2002. This thesis analysed these interventions, especially related to the recovery of rural livelihoods, to understand the assumptions underlying them, as well as their outcomes.
PhD candidate: Hilde van Dijkhorst
Promotor: Dorothea Hilhorst
Post-Conflict Recovery and Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development
In: Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crisis: Everyday Politics of Crisis Response / , Hilhorst, D. - Oxford - ISBN 9780415640824
Rural realities between crisis and normality : livelihood strategies in Angola, 1975-2008
Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Thea Hilhorst. - [S.l.] : S.n. - ISBN 9789461730978
Future (s) for poultry meat production: interaction between industry and research towards appreciated poultry meat production, description of a field experiment
Experimenten met nieuwe wijzen van vraaggeneratie en vraagarticulatie voor het Productschap Zuivel
Wageningen : Communicatie en Innovatie Studies, Wageningen Universiteit (Communicatie en innovatie studies ) - p.
How to lay the golden eggs? Experiences from collaboration between industry and research in socially accepted poultry meat production in The Netherlands
In: New visions for rural areas. Changing European farming systems for a better future. - Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - p. 355 - 360.