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From In Vitro to In Situ: On the Precarious Extension of Agricultural Science in the Indigenous 'Third World'

Shepherd, Christopher


Southern non-governmental organizations (NGOs) now act as important intermediaries in the transfer of agricultural science and technology for the development of Third World food production and markets. This paper presents an ethnographic exploration at the interface of Peruvian agricultural development NGOs and highland peasant communities, who are encouraged to leave subsistence farming and produce instead for wider markets. Following a methodology of symmetrical anthropology based in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Studies of Science
DOI: 10.1177/0306312706055272


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