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Revista Electrónica Educare

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LEIVA MORALES, Oscar  and  DIAZ LEIVA, Rigoberto. In the Footsteps of Food Left by Our Ancestors: “Sowing the Past, Cultivating the Present in Harmony with Mother Earth”. Educare [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.2, pp.81-89. ISSN 1409-4258.

Indigenous peoples have experienced food shortages in recent years. The rapid destruction of natural resources, lack of incentives for producers, globalization and free tradeagreements have caused  an uprooting from the land in the native mind. Moreover, it has been  difficult to establish an adequate relationship  between traditional  farming practices and  technical  advice to put  the community economy on the right track with new ways to strengthen the knowledge inherited from our grandparents on the  cultivation and consumption of agricultural products, in harmony with nature. This reality, which affects the  Boruca indigenous region, has led to economic, social and cultural problems, coupled with an evident threat: loss of food sovereignty.

Keywords : Boruca  indigenous   community; food  security; productive reconversion; ative  food; Educare Electronic Journal; Costa Rica.

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