Capital, community and collective action: Social foundations of sustainability in an Andean buffer zone (Ecuador)
Development approaches have traditionally emphasized material resources, ignoring the less tangible forms of capital. But sustainable development, especially in relation to land use and production systems, calls for an integration of environmental, economic, human, and social capital. Emphasis on only one type of capital can in fact undermine sustainability. By examining the interaction of different kinds of capital in four buffer zone communities, the study identifies features of economic, social, and political organization that are positively related with the potential for building environmental capital.
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Emery, M.; Flora, Cornelia B.This paper uses the HomeTown Competitiveness project in Nebraska to demonstrate the role of social capital in community change. The authors use the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) to examine the existing assets and ...
Community participation for conservation and development of natural resources: A summary of literature and report of research findings Gasteyer, S.; Flora, Cornelia B.; Fernández-Baca, Edith; Banerji, D.; Bastian, S.; Aleman, S.; Kroma, M.; Meares, AlisonThis paper reviews the available literature on participatory approaches to natural resource management, identifying nine specific elements that are common in literature. The authors explain how these elements are applied ...
Flora, Cornelia B.A presentation about how community capitals contribute to conservation agriculture through innovation platforms.