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245 0 0 a| Agroecology on the periphery
b| a case from the Maya-Achí territory, Guatemala
506 _ _ a| Disponible para usuarios de ECOSUR con su clave de acceso
520 1 _ a| In this paper we examine processes of scaling agroecological practices in the Maya-Achí territory of Guatemala. We compare the Achí case to other examples documented in the literature and the key factors, or “drivers,” reported as important if not essential for scaling to occur. We find that the Achí scase is complex with regard to these drivers. Factors such as constructivist learning/teaching methods, favorable public policies, and strong social fabric appear to be weak, absent, or even negative. This is due in part to the violence and repression of the 1980s, which resulted in the assassination of 20 percent of the population by the military and paramilitaries, leaving the territory socially fragmented. Projects incorporating agroecology (revalorization of ancestral practices, seed saving, elimination of external inputs, strengthening soil health, increasing/guarding agrobiodiversity) are viewed as a potential strategy to aid in community recovery, and are promoted by local associations as well as by international institutions and NGOs. While social and cultural recuperation were initially hypothesized as primary causes for the adoption of practices, we encounter a range of additional and complex factors, such as the expectation of economic benefits and the presence of aid and development organizations. By analyzing these drivers and barriers we contribute to the ongoing debate over how agroecological practices may be scaled-out, particularly in regions exhibiting less than ideal conditions.
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650 _ 4 a| Escalamiento agroecológico
650 _ 4 a| Achíes
650 _ 4 a| Organizaciones no gubernamentales
650 _ 4 a| Desarrollo económico
651 _ 4 a| Baja Verapaz (Guatemala)
700 1 _ a| Einbinder, Nathan
700 1 _ a| Morales, H.
c| Doctora
e| autora
700 1 _ a| Mier Y Terán-Giménez Cacho, Mateo
e| autor
700 1 _ a| Aldasoro Maya, Elda Miriam
e| autora
700 1 _ a| Ferguson, Bruce G.
c| Dr.
d| 1967-
e| autor
700 1 _ a| Nigh Nielsen, Ronald
e| autor
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t| Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
g| Vol. 43, no. 7-8 (June 2019), p. 744-763
x| 2168-3565
900 _ _ a| Solicítelo con su bibliotecario/a
901 _ _ a| Artículo con arbitraje
902 _ _ a| GOG / MM
904 _ _ a| Agosto 2019
905 _ _ a| Artecosur
905 _ _ a| Artfrosur
905 _ _ a| Biblioelectrónica
906 _ _ a| Producción Académica ECOSUR
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Agroecology on the periphery: a case from the Maya-Achí territory, Guatemala
Einbinder, Nathan (autor)
Morales, H. (autora)
Mier Y Terán-Giménez Cacho, Mateo (autor)
Aldasoro Maya, Elda Miriam (autora)
Ferguson, Bruce G., 1967- (autor)
Nigh Nielsen, Ronald (autor)
Nota: Disponible para usuarios de ECOSUR con su clave de acceso
Contenido en: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. Vol. 43, no. 7-8 (June 2019), p. 744-763. ISSN: 2168-3565
No. de sistema: 30146
Tipo: - Artículo con arbitraje
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"In this paper we examine processes of scaling agroecological practices in the Maya-Achí territory of Guatemala. We compare the Achí case to other examples documented in the literature and the key factors, or “drivers,” reported as important if not essential for scaling to occur. We find that the Achí scase is complex with regard to these drivers. Factors such as constructivist learning/teaching methods, favorable public policies, and strong social fabric appear to be weak, absent, or even negative. This is due in part to the violence and repression of the 1980s, which resulted in the assassination of 20 percent of the population by the military and paramilitaries, leaving the territory socially fragmented. Projects incorporating agroecology (revalorization of ancestral practices, seed saving, elimination of external inputs, strengthening soil health, increasing/guarding agrobiodiversity) are viewed as a potential strategy to aid in community recovery, and are promoted by local associations as well as by international institutions and NGOs. While social and cultural recuperation were initially hypothesized as primary causes for the adoption of practices, we encounter a range of additional and complex factors, such as the expectation of economic benefits and the presence of aid and development organizations. By analyzing these drivers and barriers we contribute to the ongoing debate over how agroecological practices may be scaled-out, particularly in regions exhibiting less than ideal conditions."


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