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Agronomía Colombiana

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RIVAS, Álvaro; AVENDANO, Pablo Enrique  and  QUINTERO, Heimar. Updating peasant competencies to mitigate poverty in the Chorti community, Copan (Honduras). Agron. colomb. [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.3, pp.551-560. ISSN 0120-9965.

The Copan department of Honduras has a low Human Development Index (HDI 0.56) but it is very rich in hydric resources, all ranges in temperature, ecosystems, agricultural and livestock biodiversity, and rural knowledge because its original Mayan ethnic groups (Chorti and Lencas, and mixed race peasants). This article analyzes and evaluates the strategies used in the components of rural production and management of the basin of the Project 'Local Self-managed Development for Poverty Reduction in North Copán, Honduras' (NCP) that worked with the Multifunctional Agriculture (MFA) approach between 2003 and 2007. The main results were: To promote agro-ecological management innovations, creation of two funds to improve the farmers production, environmental protection of the basins, to consider the hydric and eco-systemic services in the management of the territory, to reassess social learning systems as the extension methodology “farmer to farmer”

Keywords : environmental management; local participation; new rurality; eco-systemic services; actitivity systems; microbasins.

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