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Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change : Experiences from Rural Latin America.

Author: Marcela Vásquez-Léon; Brian J Burke; Timothy J Finan
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, 2017.
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"Provides a cross-country comparison of smallholder agricultural cooperatives in Paraguay, Brazil and Colombia, revealing immense opportunities and challenges for community development, empowerment, and social change"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vásquez-Léon, Marcela.
Cooperatives, Grassroots Development, and Social Change : Experiences from Rural Latin America.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcela Vásquez-Léon; Brian J Burke; Timothy J Finan
ISBN: 9780816536290 0816536295
OCLC Number: 969643371
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Foreword by Charles C. Cox; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Smallholder Cooperativism as a Development Strategy in Latin America / Marcela Vásquez-León, Timothy J. Finan, and Brian J. Burke; Cooperative Experiences in Paraguay ; The Paraguayan Context of Social Inequality / Marcela Vásquez-León; Grassroots Organizing as a Key to Cooperative-Led Change: Lessons from Rural Paraguay / Brian J. Burke; Collective Challenges and the Fair Trade Alternative: The Manduvirá Cooperative / Marcela Vásquez-León and Andrés González Aguilera. Is Monoculture a Viable Strategy?: The Case of Guayaibi Unido / Rodrigo Rentería-ValenciaCapiibary Cooperative: A Strategy of Diversification to Reverse the Rural Exodus / Marcela Vásquez-León; Paraguayan Cooperativism in Context: A Practitioner's Perspective / Elisa Echagüe; Cooperative Experiences in Brazil; Cooperativism in Brazil: The Development Context / Timothy J. Finan; The Evolution of Cooperativism in Brazil / Joana Laura Marinho Nogueira and João Nicédio Alves Nogueira. Atotori: The Discourse and Practice of Sustainability in the Amazon Rain Forest / Jessica Piekielek and Timothy J. FinanSharecroppers Transformed: The Case of the Cooperativa dos Produtores do Curupati-Peixe (CPCP) / Luis Barros and Timothy J. Finan; Solidarity, Tension, and Change Along the Amazon River: The Case of ASCOPE / Timothy J. Finan; Bringing Power and History into Cooperative Design: Lessons from AmazonCoop's "Fair Trade" Partnership Among Indigenous Brazil Nut Harvesters and The Body Shop / Brian J. Burke; Cooperative Experiences in Colombia. Small Producers and Cooperativism in Colombia / Miguel Ricardo Dávila Ladrón de GuevaraCoffee Associations in Colombia: Strategic Changes for Adapting to the Global Context / Luis Alberto Cuéllar Gómez and María Isabel Ramírez Anaya; COLANTA : A Cooperative Unafraid of Change / Lilliana Andrea Ruiz Marín; Rural Savings and Loan Cooperatives: Five Cases in the South of Santander / Sonia Carolina López Cerón; Conclusion: Cooperatives as Change Agents in Rural Latin America: Synthesizing Experiences Across Countries / Marcela Vásquez-León and Brian J. Burke; References; Contributors; Index.

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"Provides a cross-country comparison of smallholder agricultural cooperatives in Paraguay, Brazil and Colombia, revealing immense opportunities and challenges for community development, empowerment, and social change"--Provided by publisher.

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