Le imprese comunitarie della Sierra Norte di Oaxaca di fronte alle sfide per lo sviluppo locale
AbstractIn the State of Oaxaca, located in Southern Mexico, there is a region known as Sierra Norte, a mountain forest territory where community-based enterprises developed. These entrepreneurial initiatives emerged during the 1980s, when the government ceased granting concessions for public and private exploitation of woodlands over the territories of the indigenous communities. The real woodland owners, i.e. the indigenous communities, started creating businesses that allowed a sustainable and collective use of natural resources. Thus businesses ?ourished in wood forest, wood furniture, ecotourism, bottled water and environmental services. These community-based ?rms might represent an important economic alternative for rural communitites. The purpose of this article is to analyze the community-based enterprises of Sierra Norte in three comparative cases. It focuses on the structure and form of their organization, the role of actors and their relationships, and the agreements, values and codes that gave life to ad-hoc institutions for regulating the use of collective resources. Nowadays, these initiatives are undergoing a dif?cult process of internal and external sociopolitical change and are facing several challenges to local development.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2010)
Issue (Month): 34 ()
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community-based enterprises; community institutions; business forest resources;
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