Traditional Agriculture in Costa Rica’s Nonindigenous Rural Population

  • Jaime-E. García-GonzálezEmail author
Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 8)


In the present transcribed, edited and annotated talk, crop scientist Jaime-E. García-González discusses the traditional agriculture of Costa Rica’s rural, nonindigenous population. The competing world views of farmers, government, corporations, old-school academia, and new-generation academia are critically contrasted in the context of organic agriculture. His worries go hand in hand with the world’s preoccupations for the next generation, as food production and consumption patterns are likely to change drastically.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela de BiologíaUniversidad de Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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