The Changing Role of Farmers’ Organisations in Rural Development and Decentralisation in Bolivia

  • Dicky de Morrée
Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 97)


In the Bolivian rural areas peasant households participate in different organisational forms. In this chapter these different forms, their functions in the agricultural production systems and the household economy, and how development organisations relate to them will be analysed. Research was carried out in villages in the north of the departments of Chuquisaca and Potosí, considered one of the poorest and most backward areas of Bolivia. The main organisational forms encountered in the research area are informal networks for the exchange of resources such as land, labour and capital; village-level organisations and village authorities; and economic farmers’ organisations like producers’ associations and cooperatives.


Development Organisation Agricultural Production System Municipal Council Decentralisation Policy Economic Farmer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Utrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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