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Los Pobres Y El Medio Ambiente: Análisis De La Condición De Pobreza Y Decisión De Uso De Fertilizantes En Los Hogares De Nicaragua

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  • Joanna Noelia Kamiche

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La pobreza ha sido una de las causas principalmente esgrimidas para explicar el deterioro ambiental; sin embargo existen pocos estudios que exploren empíricamente la relación entre pobreza y degradación ambiental. Para tratar de contribuir a esta discusión, este estudio incluye de manera explícita diferentes formas de medición de la condición de pobreza (Línea de Pobreza, Índice de Calidad de Vida y Pobreza de Inversión) para determinar si éste es un factor que influye en la decisión de uso de fertilizantes químicos y/u orgánicos. La investigación toma en cuenta que estos últimos tienen un impacto positivo en la acumulación de materia orgánica y por ende, contribuyen a mejorar la calidad del suelo. Los resultados indican que la pobreza, medida bajo distintos indicadores, incrementa la probabilidad de utilizar fertilizantes orgánicos frente a los químicos, con lo cual las políticas de lucha contra la pobreza deben ser complementadas con políticas de conservación del medio ambiente, en particular del suelo, para evitar o por lo menos reducir, la degradación ambiental.

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