Linking family nutrition in city and country

Title Linking family nutrition in city and country
Contributor ILEIA
Author Carla Guerrón-Montero, Myriam Paredes
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.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
South America ECUADOR
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/reclaiming-nutrition/from-farms-to-towns

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Local food systems: Tzimbuto and Canasta Utopia

Title Local food systems: Tzimbuto and Canasta Utopia
Contributor AgriCultures Network, ILEIA
Author Francisco Lema, Pedro J. Oyarzun, Ross Mary Borja, Sonia Zambrano
Content The Canastas Comunitarias, a movement started by families to address their concerns over food prices provides a clear example of an approach that highlights the importance of showcasing peoples’ experiences as an inspiration for social change. Today, the movement has expanded to six cities in Ecuador and has diversified to address new concerns, but remains a perfect example of the benefits of local food systems.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
South America ECUADOR
Link http://www.agriculturesnetwork.org/magazines/global/markets/tzimbuto-and-canasta-utopia

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Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina

Title Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina
Contributor Comunidad Andina
Author Secretaría General de la Comunidad Andina
Content Las experiencias de producción familiar agroecológica en diferentes regiones del mundo han evidenciado que es una opción viable para promover la seguridad alimentaria y, al mismo tiempo, conservar la biodiversidad de nuestros países. En los países andinos, los pequeños productores junto con los
movimientos agroecológicos han cumplido un rol importante para la promoción y sostenimiento de este tipo de iniciativas, como una propuesta con potencial para atender la precaria situación prevaleciente en el campo. Con el propósito de difundir estas iniciativas agroecológicas en la Comunidad Andina, los gobiernos nacionales, junto con la Secretaría General de la CAN, ejecutaron el Proyecto “Promoción de la Agricultura Familiar Agroecológica Campesina en la Comunidad Andina”.  La presente publicación presenta un resumen de los principales resultados de este trabajo.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language Español
South America BOLIVIA, COLOMBIA, ECUADOR, PERU
Link http://www.comunidadandina.org/public/revista_agroecologia.pdf

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Production of Organic Tomato in the Dry Zone of the Loja Province

Title Production of Organic Tomato in the Dry Zone of the Loja Province
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Rodrigo Alexander, Solano Bayancela
Content Improve the structure of soils, to document the advantage of water that is deep in the soil, to limit the use of pesticides. In the future it is possible to diversify the agroecosystems.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
South America ECUADOR
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/Loja.html

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Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement

Title Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement
Contributor Foodvoices.org
Author Andrianna Natsoulas
Content Voices from over 80 farmers and fisherfolks from US, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela and Haiti about what food sovereignty means to them and how they are pursuing it or obstacles they face when pursuing it.  
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
North America HAITI, UNITED STATES
South America BRAZIL, ECUADOR, VENEZUELA
Link http://www.foodvoices.org/interview.html

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Revalorización y conservación de la diversidad biocultural andina

Title Revalorización y conservación de la diversidad biocultural andina
Contributor Agriculturesnetwork.org, ILEIA
Author ETC Andes, ILEIA
Content BioAndes was a regional programme carried out in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru with the objective of “strengthening the capacities of local actors in the sustainable management of the region’s biodiversity”. Having run for 5 years, they were interested in presenting a detailed document to the national and regional authorities. With the help of many of those directly involved in the programme, ILEIA carried out a systematisation process, and presented the results as a 100-page document.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2010
Language Español
South America BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, PERU
Link http://tinyurl.com/7pttyor

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