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dc.contributor.authorHellin, Jon*
dc.contributor.authorHigman, Sophie*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:55:52Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:55:52Zen
dc.date.issued2005-04-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500041344en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130705en
dc.descriptionAndean farmers have traditionally adapted and selected varieties of quinoa and potatoes to reduce their vulnerability to a range of environmental risks. Data suggest that this strategy is being undermined. Market pressures, particularly the requirements for consistency and quantity along with the import of subsidised wheat products, are leading to the displacement of quinoa and indigenous potato varieties. This paper explores the feasibility of maintaining crop diversity while ensuring that farmers benefit from market opportunities. For potato, the most promising approach is one of 'conservation through use', whereby development practitioners identify market niches for local rather than cosmopolitan varieties. Meanwhile, quinoa production and consumption has been enhanced by government-sponsored initiatives that use quinoa in food-support programmes. The success of these efforts to enhance livelihood security requires an enabling policy environment that encourages extension approaches, where the emphasis is on farmers' active participation, and supports public and private interventions in remote rural areas.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent10en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/crop-diversity-and-livelihood-security-in-the-andes-130705
dc.subjectFood and livelihoods
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.titleCrop diversity and livelihood security in the Andesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryBoliviaen
oxfam.subject.countryPeruen
oxfam.subject.keywordAgriculture
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number2en
prism.volume15en
dc.year.issuedate2005en


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