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Changing FortunesBiodiversity and Peasant Livelihood in the Peruvian Andes$
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Karl Zimmerer

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780520203037

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520203037.001.0001

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Fields of Plenty and Want

Fields of Plenty and Want

(p.1) 1. Fields of Plenty and Want
Changing Fortunes

Karl S. Zimmerer

University of California Press

This chapter introduces the study's goals, its geographical compass, and its historical depth, by outlining the diverse crops of the Peruvian Andes and the Paucartambo region with its twenty-thousand-plus Quechua farmers. Diverse crops are seated at the foundation of growing and vital studies in multi-disciplinary scholarship on environmental resources, economic development, and conservation dilemmas in Latin America and other regions of the less-developed world. The chapter uses a critique of the popular and influential film Seeds of Tomorrow to raise the main environmental and socioeconomic issues in this conservation topic. Critical reflection on the conventional wisdom portrayed in the film finds many of our current beliefs to be thinly supported assertions sorely in need of rigorous study.

Keywords:   Paucartambo region, Quechua farmers, Peruvian Andes, Seeds of Tomorrow, conservation

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