ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2016

THE K’ULUB LINEAGE CHANGES STRATEGY: PRODUCTIVE DIVERSIFICATION IN THE COFFEE PRODUCTION ZONE IN OXCHUC, CHIAPAS

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A successful case of socio-environmental innovation is analyzed within a context of generalized deterioration of the life and work conditions of Mexican peasants. The logic applied by members of the K’ulub lineage (Oxchuc, Chiapas) to achieve a change in their life strategy, is described. The method of case studies was applied to observe the behavior of the K’ulub lineage during the 2007-2014 period. The Livelihood framework allowed analyzing the process of strategy change in the lineage. The study of the cycles of public policy allowed understanding the way in which the leader of the K’ulub lineage interacts with government offices. The results show that the lineage agent (Wolwanej) participated in various workshops that allowed him to make the diagnosis of his situation, seeking and choosing desirable alternatives for solution, mobilizing his own resources and managing the ones lacking (primarily physical and financial capital), and executing his idea for a project, with remarkable success. Although during the process several local offices and actors were involved, the Wolwanej always maintained his autonomy. It is concluded that in the indigenous communities there are forms of organization and organizational practices that allow the introduction and persistence of socio-environmental innovations.

Palabras clave: Ttseltal peasants, productive strategy, socio-environmental innovation, livelihood, public policies

Volumen 13, Número 2

Volumen 13, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2016


Director

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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