Analysis of the peasants’ livelihood strategies in the Paute basin of Ecuador

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Title Analysis of the peasants’ livelihood strategies in the Paute basin of Ecuador
Análisis de las estrategias de sustento de los campesinos en la cuenca del Paute de Ecuador
 
Creator Vanegas, Raúl
Demoulin, Fabrice
Ruivenkamp, Guido
Henry, Sabine
 
Description The article analyses the livelihood of peasant farmers in the rural area of three parishes in the Paute basin in Ecuador. First, the article presents the gathered empirical data of the study sites, respectively the Pichacay in the Santa Ana parish, Caldera in the Javier Loyola parish, and Llavircay in the Rivera parish. Applying the Chayanovian and van der Ploeg interpretation frames, three types of peasant households could be distinguished, based upon their specific organizational forms of producing and reproducing their livelihoods. The article concludes that a more in-depth analysis is needed in the peasant’s art of farming, particularly in their core balance of being conditioned by and linked to as well as resistant to the capitalist economy.
El artículo analiza la forma de sustento de los campesinos en el área rural de tres parroquias de la cuenca del Paute en Ecuador. En primer lugar, el artículo presenta los datos empíricos recopilados de los sitios de estudio, respectivamente Pichacay en la parroquia Santa Ana, Caldera en la parroquia Javier Loyola y Llavircay en la parroquia Rivera. Aplicando el marco de interpretación de Chayanov y van der Ploeg, se podrían distinguir tres tipos de hogares campesinos, basados en sus formas organizativas específicas de producir y reproducir sus medios de vida. El artículo concluye que es necesario un análisis más profundo del arte campesino de la agricultura, particularmente en su balance central de estar condicionado y vinculado y resistir a la economía capitalista.
 
Publisher Universidad de Cuenca
 
Date 2020-12-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://publicaciones.ucuenca.edu.ec/ojs/index.php/maskana/article/view/3457
10.18537/mskn.11.02.07
 
Source Maskana; Vol 11 No 2 (2020); 70-80
Maskana; Vol. 11 Núm. 2 (2020); 70-80
2477-8893
1390-6143
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://publicaciones.ucuenca.edu.ec/ojs/index.php/maskana/article/view/3457/2474
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Rights Derechos de autor 2020 Raúl Vanegas, Fabrice Demoulin, Guido Ruivenkamp & Sabine Henry
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