Content Ecuador is going through a substantial nutritional transition. This, coupled with the paradox that rural families that produce food are often those most affected by undernutrition, shows the ironies of ‘modern’ food systems. It also highlights the importance of rural-urban linkages around family nutrition which can help to address such contradictions. This is what we see among families living in two rural villages, San Francisco Alto and Ambuqui, in the north of Ecuador, who through various strategies have managed to achieve healthy, diversified and nutritious diets.
Author Carla Guerrón-Montero, Myriam Paredes
Contributor ILEIA
Year Published 2014
Type of Initiative Case Studies
Country ECUADOR
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/from-farms-to-towns