Sustaining Agropastoralism on the Bolivian Altiplano: The Case of San José Llanga



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The objectives for this chapter include determination of: (1) How social and economic events have influenced key phases of technology transfer at San José Llanga (SJL); (2) how household- level factors have influenced adoption of new technology; (3) whether males and females, as well as various wealth classes, have similarly benefited from adoption of new technology; and (4) whether technology adoption has influenced sustainability of the production system. Answering these questions helps us understand what factors facilitate or constrain technology transfer to rural producers. Technology transfer is a vital, culminating and problematic process for research.

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Chapter 07: Patterns of Technology Adoption at San José Llanga: Lessons in Agricultural Change