chapter one

Poverty alleviation in the remote Peruvian Andes

1.0 Introduction

For hundreds of years farmers, ranchers and others living in a very remote part of the Peruvian Andes had maintained a balance with nature, existing in a very harsh environment. They had evolved a culture and ideology adapted to ensure their survival. When the industrialized world intruded upon their lives, the balance was disrupted and they fell into deep poverty. An international collaboration of governmental organizations, private companies and computer scientists ...

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