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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE INNOVATION TRANSFER OF DYNAMIC COMPOST IN INDIGENOUS FARMING COMMUNITIES OF MONTE VERDE, BOLIVIA
In the face of persistent and widespread challenges in transferring agroecological innovations from supplier to farmer in a developing country context, the present thesis sets out to identify and investigate predominant factors influe ...
The effect of climate change on quinoa production in the Bolivian Altiplano and improving the adaptive capacity of the farmers
Climate change is likely to pose the already arid conditions in the Bolivian Altiplano with frequent and drastic droughts in the future. Quinoa production in the region employs most of the Altiplano population, making the crop a valua ...
Agroecology and poverty alleviation in Bolivia – BEISA3
The project will strengthen research and human capacity at USFX to support sustainable development in rural areas in Chuquisaca, more specifically in Serranía de Iñao. This region faces increasing problems with deforestation, erosion and depletion o ... Project Completion Report:
A significant and long-lasting outcome of the project is the capacity building at USFX. Whereas the research focus previously was on biodiversity and plant biology BEISA3 has changed the research focus to agronomy a ...
2010-31-12 to 2015-29-06
Aarhus University (AU), Denmark,
Aarhus University (AU), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,
Aarhus University (AU), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Integrated Pest Management,
Universidad National de La Pampa, Argentina,
Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca, Bolivia,
Total grant: 7,422,291 DKK
Sustainable Livelihoods in the High Andes: Engaging smallholder farmers as instrumental to development invervension targeted at biodiversity conservation
This thesis is a case study of the impact on small-scale, marginalized Bolivian farmers from their involvement in the process to revalue native foods from the Andean region. This revaluation process revolves around a rethinking of the ...
Growth and carbon sequestration rates in subtropical secondary forests invaded by the exotic species Ligustrum lucidum
During a middle of 21st century, Ligustrum lucidum W.T.Aiton (Chinese privet), originally from south China, was introduced as an exotic ornamental species in South America. Nowadays, the species is widespread in Las Yungas, i.e. Tucum ...
Competent use of high value Andean crops (ANDESCROP)
Food security in the Andes is low due to extremely harsh climatic conditions, poor soils, and a high poverty levels. The project objective is to improve food security in the Andean region by developing methods for sustainable use of Andean plant gen ... Completion Report - Summary:
The ANDESCROP project by the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen; Faculty of Agronomy of the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés and the Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products-Proinpa, h ...
The Role of Amaranth in the Changing Farm Dynamics of Chuquisaca, Bolivia and its Contribution to the Incomes of Producers
Amaranth (Amaranthus L.) is a nutritious crop, rich in varieties and adaptable to adverse agro-ecological conditions. Increased interest in the grain amaranth due to its high nutritional content has opened new markets of commercializat ...
Decolonizing education in Bolivia – a balance between the colonial and the indigenous
In 2009 a new constitution in Bolivia declared the state to be a plurinational state. With this transformation of the state the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of the Bolivian peoples is acknowledged by especially acknowledg ...
Generación Transformación – Et speciale om unge oprindelige bolivianeres politiske deltagelse
The thesis examines how indigenous youngsters experience to be marginalized and excluded from the public and political sphere in El Alto and how they try to gain influence. El Alto is a poor rural-urban city located at the Bolivian al ...
Access to water in Bolivia Conflicts and corporation amongst women in Calizaya and Chilcani
This thesis explores how local competition for water is enacted among women in Calizaya and Chilcani, two Andean communities in Bolivia. In order to investigate how women access scarce water resources on an everyday level, this thesis ...
Biodiversity and economically important species in the tropical Andes – A research collaboration between Bolivia, Ecuador, and Denmark
Biodiversity is important for the survival of people. In developing countries – and especially among the poor – dependence is great. Knowledge of native species is therefore essential. Without profound knowledge this resource cannot be managed susta ... 2011:
This year was the final phase of the BEISA-2 project and covered an extension period of six month to wrap up the second project phase. The project built research capacity related to sustainable use of biodiversity in Bolivia and made it ...
Forest Management for Timber and Non-Timber Products in the Tropical Lowlands of Bolivia (FOMABO)
The project will be finalised by mid 2011. Its objective has been to contribute to the development of training and research capacity supporting a sustainable forest management and planning in Bolivia. The project has: (i) developed university traini ...
Competing for water: Understanding conflict and cooperation in local water governance
Improvement of Smallholder Livestock in Bolivia and Nicaragua