Is quinoa on your diet? Are you tempted by the exotic scent of cardamom in your local tea shop? Any idea where the tender beans on your plate come from, and how they are produced?
The demand for new agricultural products with specific nutritional characteristics and year-round availability has constantly been on the rise in recent years – and so has their price. These market dynamics have a profound effect on the places where such products are grown. In many cases, these are rural areas in developing countries where agriculture is the main economic sector. Accordingly, high-value crops hold the promise of stimulating rural development in the global South: employment is expected to lift poor people – and women in particular – out of their multiple dependencies on small-scale agricultural production, offering them and their children new perspectives.
Seminario Internacional - Bolivia, 2018
The event took place in La Paz, Bolivia on 31st January 2018. The event aimed at sharing research results from the FATE project and from other projects in the context of Bolivia. This event gathered a wide range of scholars from Bolivia but also participants from the NGO and international organisations sectors. Videos can be watched on youtube.