Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin America - Pitt Latin American Series (Paperback)
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Traditional and Modern Natural Resource Management in Latin America - Pitt Latin American Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 31/10/1999
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This collection of papers 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, this volume describes clearly how to implement such an approach. Moreover, the editors make an eloquent case for the relevance of risk prone areas as a subject of study and the special role that indigenous knowledge plays in such poorly endowed regions. The volume is balanced - it does not advocate one approach over another, and it is multidisciplinary, including work by anthropologists, sociologists, geographers and natural scientists. Through carefully considered opinions by experts who have been intimately involved over the long term in theoretical and practical work related to systems of natural resource management in Latin America, this book addresses a topic that has gained worldwide interest, especially in relation to indigenous knowledge systems.

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822957034
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
" "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"
""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"
"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""
"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

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