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De-Localizing the Agri-Food System Governance, Livelihoods and Vulnerability in El Alfalfal (Chile)
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Meal Sciences. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, ENTER forum.
2016 (English)In: Challenges for the New Rurality in a Changing World: Proceedings from the 7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems : 8-10 May 2016, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden / [ed] Paulina Rytkönen and Ursula Hård, Huddinge: Södertörns Högskola, 2016, 173-174 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article highlights the impact of the of the hydro-power plant Alto Maipo, on a localized agri-food system (LAFS) in Cajón del Maipo (Chile). Although extensive research was done before starting the construction of Alto Maipo, the possible impact on transhumance and thereby on the ancient LAFS in the area that carries important elements of the cultural heritage and national identity has until now been neglected. Results show how an exogenous impact on the local institutions that linked landscape, people, animals and products together in the conformation of a LAFS have been disturbed through the creation of alternative income opportunities and enforced change. Current events generated alternative short term income opportunities, but also a long term negative impact on livelihoods and nature. 

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Huddinge: Södertörns Högskola, 2016. 173-174 p.
COMREC Studies in Environment and Development, ISSN 1652-2877 ; 12
Keyword [en]
transhumance, localized agri-food systems, common pool resources, local institutions
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Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Environmental Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30795ISBN: 978-91-980607-1-3 (print)OAI: diva2:956071
7th International Conference on Localized Agri-Food Systems, Stockholm, May 8-10, 2016.
Alto Maipo –En pilotstudie om effekten av vattenkraftens expansion i en kulturell, ekonomisk och ekologiskt känslig miljö i Cajón de Maipo (Chile).
Available from: 2016-08-29 Created: 2016-08-29 Last updated: 2016-08-29Bibliographically approved

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