The small farming sector's productive role in an age of liberalisation - Workshop Report
The workshop "The small farming sector's productive role in an age of liberalisation", organised by PIEB-IIED and Cedla-KIT, was held on 25-26 February 2003 in La Paz, Bolivia, and brought together researchers, professionals and representatives of international cooperation agencies from Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium. The workshop had the following objectives: 1. Establish a research agenda for the Andean countries with researchers from the region and their partners in the North. 2. Identify the parameters of the Andean small farming sector's reality as an input for influencing policy. In order to achieve these objectives, the first day of the workshop was devoted to specific observations by the participants about the Andean small farming sector's reality today, and particularly the presentation and discussion of four papers about this issue, two based on studies carried out in Bolivia, one from Peru and one from Ecuador.