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000058033 245__ $$aExploring the organic agriculture practice in Mexico: an opportunity for small-scale farmers to feed themselves
000058033 260__ $$c2009
000058033 269__ $$a2009
000058033 270__ $$mmjuarez@uni-goettingen.de$$pJuarez Hernandez,   Isabel
000058033 270__ $$mtaniamex@yorku.ca$$pHernandez Cervantes.,   Tania
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000058033 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000058033 520__ $$aWe examine how organic farming practiced by small farmers in rural zones in Mexico could build a self-sufficient
food system. We hold the hypothesis that the promotion of the local consumption of organic produce is an
alternative to strengthen the local economy needed to sustain food self-sufficiency. The hypothesis stands against
export oriented market and high external input technology of industrial agriculture that erodes small-scale farmers’
ability for self-sufficient food. Firstly, a debate about how organic farming systems promote local economies is
presented, drawing on sustainable agriculture approach. Organic agriculture seems to be a suitable alternative for
small-scale farmers because it allegedly diminishes financial vulnerabilities since they drop chemicals and external
scientific assistance costs. Secondly, by analyzing some interviews to consumers in Mexico City, and documentary
sources, we characterize the socio-economic networks supporting the organic practice in the country. Finally, we
trace perspectives and conclusions of this alternative.
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000058033 650__ $$aAgricultural and Food Policy
000058033 650__ $$aFood Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety
000058033 6531_ $$aorganic agriculture
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000058033 6531_ $$aMexico.
000058033 700__ $$aJuarez Hernandez, Isabel
000058033 700__ $$aHernandez Cervantes, Tania
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