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Farmers' practices and the metabolic rift: An analysis of the interconnections between coffee production and climate change adaptation in the Nicaraguan mountain region

Lazo Lopez, Ernesto LU (2016) HEKM50 20161
Department of Human Geography
Human Ecology
Abstract
Climate smart territories are proposed as the solution to the perceived problems of poverty, food insecurity, gender equality, degradation of eco-systems, and climate change vulnerability, in the mountain region in Nicaragua. By educating farmers and rural families the practices that lead to these problems can be changed.
In order to reflect upon the proposed solution fieldwork was conducted with two coffee producing families that work with the project in order to get a better understanding of the situation of the families and their farming practices. These insights provided the point of departure to position the families in a broader context in relation to the history of coffee production and connections to other localities. Using a... (More)
Climate smart territories are proposed as the solution to the perceived problems of poverty, food insecurity, gender equality, degradation of eco-systems, and climate change vulnerability, in the mountain region in Nicaragua. By educating farmers and rural families the practices that lead to these problems can be changed.
In order to reflect upon the proposed solution fieldwork was conducted with two coffee producing families that work with the project in order to get a better understanding of the situation of the families and their farming practices. These insights provided the point of departure to position the families in a broader context in relation to the history of coffee production and connections to other localities. Using a world-system perspective in combination with the particularities of the families in the following I will reflect upon the strategy to change farmers’ practices that can lead to environmental and social justice.
The findings indicate that environmental and social injustice are not the consequence of coffee production but essential to coffee production in Nicaragua. Coffee production is the transformation of landscapes by rearranging the physical and the social systems through which it operates. The coffee producing landscape now coincides with ideas about biodiversity and climate change adaptation. In these interests the coffee producing landscape of environmental and social injustice is maintained. (Less)
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Lazo Lopez, Ernesto LU
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HEKM50 20161
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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Coffee production, Climate change adaptation, Nicaragua
language
English
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8873768
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  abstract     = {Climate smart territories are proposed as the solution to the perceived problems of poverty, food insecurity, gender equality, degradation of eco-systems, and climate change vulnerability, in the mountain region in Nicaragua. By educating farmers and rural families the practices that lead to these problems can be changed. 
In order to reflect upon the proposed solution fieldwork was conducted with two coffee producing families that work with the project in order to get a better understanding of the situation of the families and their farming practices. These insights provided the point of departure to position the families in a broader context in relation to the history of coffee production and connections to other localities. Using a world-system perspective in combination with the particularities of the families in the following I will reflect upon the strategy to change farmers’ practices that can lead to environmental and social justice. 
The findings indicate that environmental and social injustice are not the consequence of coffee production but essential to coffee production in Nicaragua. Coffee production is the transformation of landscapes by rearranging the physical and the social systems through which it operates. The coffee producing landscape now coincides with ideas about biodiversity and climate change adaptation. In these interests the coffee producing landscape of environmental and social injustice is maintained.},
  author       = {Lazo Lopez, Ernesto},
  keyword      = {Coffee production,Climate change adaptation,Nicaragua},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Farmers' practices and the metabolic rift: An analysis of the interconnections between coffee production and climate change adaptation in the Nicaraguan mountain region},
  year         = {2016},
}