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Small-scale farmers under socialist governments : Venezuela and the ALBA People's Trade Agreement


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Abstract: The Bolivarian Alliance for Our Americas People’s Trade Agreement (ALBA-PTA), was established between Venezuela and Cuba in 2004 and now incorporates several other Latin American countries. This paper examines some of the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of ALBA-PTA in relation to small farmers’ agency. Building on insights provided by a case study of Venezuela and the ALBA experience in Bolivia and Nicaragua, it assesses whether small-scale farmers in ALBA countries are benefiting from policies or public and private institutional arrangements that empower them to enter and stay in markets; what opportunities exist for them to improve or exercise their individual and collective agency and to make better-informed choices about the markets in which they operate, and whether and how they influence policies.
Authors: Michelutti, L.
Country: Bolivia , Nicaragua , Venezuela
Category: General
ISBN: 978-1-84369-870-8
Keywords: agriculture , markets , political conditions
Language: eng
Organization: Hivos – Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation
Organization: IIED - International institute for environment and development , Mainumby Nakurutu
PAGE: 24
Place: The Hague [etc.]
Publisher: Hivos [etc.]
Year: 2012
Region: Central America , Latin America
Right: © 2012 Hivos, IIED & Mainumby Nakurutu
Subject: Agriculture and Rural Development
Title: Small-scale farmers under socialist governments : Venezuela and the ALBA People's Trade Agreement