Master thesis Abstract: 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 ...
Period: 2016-01-31 to 2016-05-31 Countries: Bolivia Lead institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Denmark Grant recipient: Jørgen Hjorth Project code: A29349 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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The effect of climate change on quinoa production in the Bolivian Altiplano and improving the adaptive capacity of the farmers

Master thesis Abstract: 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 ...
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Agroecology and poverty alleviation in Bolivia – BEISA3

Research project 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 of ... 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 and ag ...
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Sustainable Livelihoods in the High Andes: Engaging smallholder farmers as instrumental to development invervension targeted at biodiversity conservation

Master thesis Abstract: 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 ...
Period: 2015-05-16 to 2015-06-15 Countries: Bolivia Lead institutions: Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Department of Interculturel Communication and Management, Denmark Grant recipient: Thomas Peter Mygind Project code: A27711 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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Competent use of high value Andean crops (ANDESCROP)

Research project 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 gene ... 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, had ...
Period: 2010-01-1 to 2014-12-31 Countries: Bolivia Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Denmark Partner institutions: Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA), Bolivia University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark Project code: 09-058LIFE Total grant: 7,205,695 DKK
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Growth and carbon sequestration rates in subtropical secondary forests invaded by the exotic species Ligustrum lucidum

Master thesis Abstract: 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 ...
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The Role of Amaranth in the Changing Farm Dynamics of Chuquisaca, Bolivia and its Contribution to the Incomes of Producers

Master thesis Abstract 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 ...
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Decolonizing education in Bolivia – a balance between the colonial and the indigenous

Master thesis Abstract: 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 ...
Period: 2013-05-29 to 2013-07-3 Countries: Bolivia Lead institutions: Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark Grant recipient: Stella Elisabeth Wengel Hansen and Karina Krichau Project code: A22209 Total grant: 30,000 DKK
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