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Estudios sociales (Hermosillo, Son.)

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PALMISANO, Tomás. Alternative agricultures in the context of agribusiness.Experiences in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Estud. soc [online]. 2018, vol.28, n.51. ISSN 0188-4557.  https://doi.org/10.24836/es.v28i51.513.

Objective: To identify and analyze diverse experiences of alternative agriculture in the Buenos Aires province, Argentina, which take place in the context of the agribusiness. Methodology: the cases were systematized in a data base of experiences from interviews, newspapers and public reports. Moreover, for certain contextual elements we also examined local legislation and public statistics. In addition, much of this information was transcript to a map to show clearly the scope of this process. Results: the research shows the existence of many and diverse experiences of alternative agriculture. Limitations: the widely of the universe of study impeded to analyze in deep the internal structure of some cases and to delve into the relationship between legislation and certain alternative agricultures. Conclusions: the widespread of experiences of alternative agriculture is linked to a growing and complex process of public and private problematization of the food question, in which the dispute against agribusiness is central. Besides its insertion in wide social fabrics reveals new ways of connection between rural and urban life, that is exemplified in the diversification of the trade channels.

Keywords : contemporary food; alternative agrarian production; fumigation; agroecology; organic production; social organizations.

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