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FLORES, María de Lourdes. The Scopes in Chiapas Agricultural Production. A Region’s Reflection on Food Sovereignty. Región y sociedad [online]. 2019, vol.31, e1177. ISSN 2448-4849.

The purpose of this paper is to show global and social conditions that frame Chiapas’ agricultural production within the agricultural re-conversion programs context and their appropriateness within food sovereignty. Revision of secondary resources and of Agrifood and Fisheries Information Service’s knowledge between 2003 and 2016 led to descriptive and comparative data about staple and strategic crops production. There is a tendency to point the way of production to a competitive level in order to incorporate it to global logic, which poorly reflect Chiapas producers’ reality and needs, especially from Frailesca, Metropolitana, Soconusco, and Meseta Comiteca. Public policies have not been suitable for local conditions hence cannot generate economic impulse or social development in these Chiapas’ regions. Recommendations concentrate on give impulse to food sovereignty as an exit rout to poverty, inequality and decline in food.

Keywords : agricultural reconversion; crop rotation; food sovereignty; food production; agricultural policy; economic sustainability; socio-economic development.

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