Caring for Pachamama: Recommendations for Engaging with Agricultural Development Public Deposited

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  • June 17, 2020
  • Whitfield, Emily
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum in Global Studies
  • This research has led me to craft a guide for organizations that wish to engage with agricultural development in the developing world. Government agencies and NGOs in the international development sector that wish to support programs of agricultural development have a variety of options to choose from. These options range from efforts to increase yields through cash crop agriculture and chemicals to initiatives that prioritize environmental sustainability. This guide will explain the strengths and weaknesses of two seemingly opposing forms of agricultural development: the Green Revolution and indigenous agriculture. This information is located in chapters two and three, while chapter four will provide a case study of how an alternative, indigenous form of agricultural development was implemented in Northern Potosí, as an example of a successful program. Chapter five will explain the specific contexts in which one style of agriculture might be more effective than the other, and provide guidance to development organizations on the kind of agricultural program they should consider supporting based on the conditions of the area with which they are engaging.
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  • Funding: Thomas Henry Wilson, Sr. Undergraduate Research Award
  • Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudi
  • Bachelor of Arts
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  • Highest Honors
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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  • 2014
  • English
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