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ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 11, Número 2. ABR-JUN 2014

NUTRITION AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA: THE HUMAN NUTRITION INITIATIVE NETWORK

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In Latin America, rural communities are increasingly suffering health problems related to both food insecurity and non-nutritious diets. In the face of insufficient government action, non-state actors have, in many cases, taken the lead in addressing this issue; however, their work is deeply intertwined with the policy contexts in which they operate. Using a comparative case study approach, this paper argues that a policy context that moves beyond a food aid approach, limiting free trade and promoting small-scale sustainable food production, can be effective at tackling nutrition issues, in part because of the synergies created with non-state organizations. The paper also highlights the importance of networking as a means of rebuilding the social fabrics of rural communities, thereby furthering development efforts.

Palabras clave: cooperation, innovation, organization, peasant, poverty.

Volumen 11, Número 2

Volumen 11, Número 2
ABR-JUN 2014


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Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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