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Juan Carlos Torrico-Albino ;Agronomía Colombiana 2014, 32 2

Author: Juan Carlos Barrientos-Fuentes

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Agronomía Colombiana ISSN: 0120-9965 agrocolfabog@gmail.com Universidad Nacional de Colombia Colombia Barrientos-Fuentes, Juan Carlos; Torrico-Albino, Juan Carlos Socio-economic perspectives of family farming in South America: cases of Bolivia, Colombia and Peru Agronomía Colombiana, vol.
32, núm.
2, 2014, pp.
266-275 Universidad Nacional de Colombia Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=180332010014 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative ECONOMY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT Socio-economic perspectives of family farming in South America: cases of Bolivia, Colombia and Peru Perspectivas socioeconómicas de la agricultura familiar en Sudamérica: casos de Bolivia, Colombia y Perú Juan Carlos Barrientos-Fuentes¹ and Juan Carlos Torrico-Albino² ABSTRACT RESUMEN Family farming is very important because it is, among other types, the principal source of food and employment, especially in developing countries.
Given the constant changes in the agrarian structure and environment, what are the prospects of family farming under current conditions in South America? To answer this question, we have chosen three countries from this continent: Bolivia, Colombia, and Peru.
Based on a literature review of case studies in each country, a comparative analysis of the following topics was carried out: purpose of family farming, production unit, and agricultural production, integration with the market, income, and food security.
Many similarities were found in the studied countries, which allow for some generalizations in certain aspects related to the studied cases. Family farming is largely moving to the rhythm of the markets. Its transition from a condition of subsistence to commercial status depends mai...





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