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Honors Project - Open Access


The country of Ecuador, while it possesses rich societal and environmental diversity, is challenged by political instability, economic crises, and areas of severe environmental degradation. For many reasons, including global economic flows, agricultural change, and economic collapse within the country, the participation and recognition of indigenous agricultural groups in rural areas of Ecuador has been transformed such that the roles, actions, and goals of women in many rural areas of Ecuador have evolved. This project examines changing agricultural systems in a highland region of Ecuador, focusing on the participation and experiences of indigenous agriculturalists, especially the participation and experiences of women in this group. The project considers the sustainability of this region's human/environment relationships and alternative development strategies that take into account changes in agriculture practices and participants.

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