Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin America (Paperback)

Management In Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

By Francisco J. Pichon (Editor), John Frechione (Editor), Jorge E. Uquillas (Editor)

University of Pittsburgh Press, 9780822957034, 344pp.

Publication Date: October 28, 1999

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Description

This book identifies a major problem facing developing nations and the countries and sources that fund them: the lack of attention and/or effective strategies available to prevent farmers in underdeveloped and poorly endowed regions from sinking still deeper into poverty while avoiding further degradation of marginal environments. The contributors propose an alliance of scientific knowledge with native skill as the best way to proceed, arguing that folk systems can often provide effective management solutions that are not only locally effective, but which may have the potential for spatial diffusion. While this has been said before, the volume makes one of the best articulated statements of how to implement such an approach.



Praise For Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin America: Management In Latin America (Pitt Latin American Series)

Traditional and Modern Approaches to Natural Resources Management in Latin America is the most comprehensive look at the constellation of programs, policies, and activities that determine the fate of this crucial region.  A must read for anyone concerned with the global environment.”
--Environmental History