Case Studies

Case Studies by SFU Students

1) Food Sovereignty in El Alto (PDF in Spanish)

This case study looks at the project  conducted by the NGOs CEBIAE, which has the objective to restore the consumption of native foods in eight public schools in the municipality of El Alto.

The case study is based on the research done by Luis Moncayo in the Summer of 2009.

2) Café Amigable con la Naturaleza (PDF in Spanish)

This case study looks at the project “Café Amigable con la Naturaleza” (Nature-Friendly Coffee) conducted by a non profit organization from Santa Cruz called CEPAC. The main purpose of the project is to improve the rural economy in the region of ANMIA (Área Natural de Manejo Integrado – Amboró) through technological training and commercialization of ecologically friendly coffee.

The case study is based on the research done by Catherine Tegelberg in the Summer of 2009.

 

3)  Community Economic Development for Food Security in Bolivia (PDF in Spanish)

This paper explores the possibilities for integration between Community Economic Development and food security theory and practice.  In order to shed light on this emerging field of knowledge, the paper begins by theoretically linking the two, drawing on their parallels, and potentials.  Two case studies of food security in Southern Bolivia are then presented to in order to demonstrate how these ideas and theory coalesce ‘in action’.   

The paper is based on research carried out by Shannon Lambie in the Summer of 2012.

6) Climate Change and Women (PDF in Spanish)

This case study explores the vulnerability of women in three communities in the Santa Cruz valley’s due to the effect of climate change. The study shows that although all member’s of the community are vulnerable to climate change, women are affected to a greater extent due to their roles and responsibilities in the family.

The case is based on research done by Isabel Bodrogi in the Summer of 2011.

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