'The social organisation of silvopastoral projects in the Colombian Amazon: is this a way to protect the forest?

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Abstract

This presentation is based on a research project in the Colombian Amazon where we are using IE to explore how the silvopastoral (or agro-ecological) projects offered to small scale farmers are organised locally, nationally and internationally with important participation from global markets. This is a contentious geographic area, rich in mining resources and with potential for cattle ranching and agriculture.
However, how does the offer of these projects fit with the conservation of the Amazon, and what is the message they are sending in the name of 'sustainable development'?
This presentation seeks to prompt reflection on how to protect the forest and suggests that major networks of solidarity and coordination across scales (local, national, regional and international activist groups) are needed if we aim to protect what is left of the Amazon.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2020
EventIV ISA Forum of Sociology: Challenges of the 21st Century: Democracy, Environment, Inequalities, Intersectionality - Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 23 Feb 202127 Feb 2021
Conference number: IV
https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2021

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ConferenceIV ISA Forum of Sociology
CountryBrazil
CityPorto Alegre
Period23/02/2127/02/21
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