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Luna Azul

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MORA-DELGADO, Jairo; MONTOYA-GREENHECK, Felipe  and  RAMIREZ-MARTINEZ, Carlos. PERCEPTIONS, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND EXPECTATIONS OF PEASANT COFFEE FARMERS IN PURISCAL, COSTA RICA. Luna Azul [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.10-17. ISSN 1909-2474.

This study aims to systematization ofcapture the experience of both perceptions and local knowledge of a Peasant community from Costa Rica, mainly, about his on their vision and expectation on the coffee growingth activity. Interview iIn- depth interviews were done carried out to inquiry perceptions on current state of coffee production systems and expectations at regarding future of coffee productiongrowers. Interviews were applieds in 39 coffee farms of Cantón of Puriscal, Costa Rica. This study used methods and techniques from qualitative approaches such as like the grounded theory and the systematization of experiences. The issues treated were related with to three topics: present and future state of coffee production systems; opinions on organic coffee production systems, and training expectations and requirements of training. Even though the most statements suggested a pessimistic attitude in frontregarding the crisis of coffee productionactivity, almostready half of producers noted an optimistic attitude towardsin front of the future. The mMost of the systemized statements evidenced an optimistic attitude regardingin front organic coffee production system. The mostmajority of expectations systematized indicate the need requirements of training in about both management of organic fertilizers management and disease control of diseases.

Keywords : Text analysis; organic coffee production; unit statements; qualitative inquiryresearch.

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