Vulnerability, innovation and social resilience in the maize (Zea mays L.) production: The case of the conservation tillage club of Chiapas, Mexico
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2018/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: Chiapas, México
Resumen: "Many Mexican farmers have formed organizations to work toward common objectives, for example obtaining subsidies and training. The mechanisms that these groups use to achieve their goals and confront situations of change and vulnerability have not been studied in detail. The objective of this study was to analyze the organizational model used by a group of farmers –from the Frailesca region of Chiapas, Mexico– to confront situations of vulnerability and carry out social innovation processes. Using qualitative methods, we analyzed the influence on group performance of: public policy, relationships by which knowledge is exchanged, and values and norms. Results indicate that knowledge exchange within the group, as well as by group members toward other actors, is important for improving production"