Feeding the Market
Jon Hellin Sophie Higman
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Globalization has brought small farmers in South America new opportunities for agricultural exports, but has also made them vulnerable to fluctuating world prices. Feeding the Market explores the challenges facing individual producers across South America, recounting different farmers¿ experiences, and relating them to the overall picture.
Through a series of vivid vignettes, the book describes the consequences for farmers of the economic liberalization that parallels globalization, particularly their increased need for cash, and how they are responding to these challenges while seeking to make a living from the land.
The book explores issues of biodiversity loss, fair trade and organic production, forced eradication of coca, food security and sustainability, examining eight different land uses throughout the continent.
Jon Hellin is a tropical agriculturist who has lived for several years in Honduras and has traveled extensively in Central and South America. He is currently an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Sophie Higman is a tropical forester. She lived for several years in Honduras and Guyana and has traveled extensively throughout Latin America. She currently works in a program certifying sustainable forestry operations worldwide, and is the principal author of The Sustainable Forestry Handbook.
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