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Rural transformation

The governance of natural resources and bio-cultural diversity in the context of the transformation of multifunctional rural systems at the regional level in Latin America. Case studies from Bolivia and Mexico

Building on case studies in Latin America, this research project seeks to improve existing concepts and methodologies regarding the transformation of multifunctional rural systems, assisting policymakers in managing agricultural transformation sustainably, mindful of the environment’s multifunctional character and the demands of safeguarding its rich diversity.


Research Project Co-leaders


Stephan Rist
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland

Oscar Bazoberry
CIDES - University of San Andrés (UMSA)
La Paz, Bolivia

Nelson Tapia
AGRUCO - University of San Simón (UMSS)
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Patricia Roncal
Instituto de Ecología - University of San Andrés (UMSA)
La Paz, Bolivia

Peter R.W. Gerritsen
Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales - Imecbio
Universidad de Guadalajara, México

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