Political ecology, gendered landscapes, and sense of place: Local soil knowledge and access to agricultural resources in smallholder farming communities in Cochabamba District, Bolivia
K. Agriesti; M.E. Christie
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This poster presentation draws from the literature on political ecology, sense of place, ethnopedology,
and gendered knowledge. It poses questions for upcoming field research on indigenous and gendered soil knowledge and access to agricultural resources in smallholder farming communities in Tiraque, Cochabamba District, Bolivia. The Goal is to explore the extent, causes, and implications for consideration of differences in women and men s knowledge, beliefs, and perceptions of soils defined by gendered spaces in the landscape. Emphasis is placed on people s everyday connection with the soil. This work will contribute to research targeting community-based conservation agricultural production systems (CAPS) that is part of the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP), managed by Virginia Tech.