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Research, Policy and Practice

Figure 1 | Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice

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From: What is traditional pastoral farming? The politics of heritage and 'real values' in Swedish summer farms (fäbodbruk)

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Summer farm (fäbod). Summer farms accommodate both people and animals but are simple and usually lack electricity and running water due to their location in marginal forested areas. However, this lack of facilities is often appreciated today, as it preserves farming practices and gives the summer farm a genuine feeling. It also has some practical advantages, such as being low-maintenance during the harsh Swedish winter. This picture was taken in Arådalen, Jämtland County, in September 2010.

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