Search for dissertations about: "Cochabamba"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the word Cochabamba.

  1. 1. Cardiovascular risk factors in Cochabamba, Bolivia : estimating its distribution and assessing social inequalities

    Author : Yercin Mamani-Ortiz; Paola Mosquera; Miguel San Sebastian; Isabel Goicolea; Patrik Wennberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: The increase in the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs) is considered one of the most important public health problems worldwide and especially in Latin American (LA) countries. Although the systematic surveillance of chronic diseases and their risk factors has been recommended, Bolivia has not yet implemented a national strategy to collect and monitor CVRF information. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bolivian transnational livelihoods : Impacts of labour migration on wellbeing and farming in Cochabamba

    Author : Johanna Carolina Jokinen; John Östh; Susanne Stenbacka; Aida Aragão-Lagergren; Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Støen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; transnational labour migration; livelihoods approach; remittances; agricultural land use change; Cochabamba; Bolivia; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the diverse consequences of transnational labour migration on individual migrants and their household members within out-migration communities in the agricultural valleys of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Using a multiple methods approach and the livelihoods framework, the aim of this work is to shed light on different experiences of migration in terms of objective wellbeing, subjective wellbeing, and changed practices in agricultural production. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Coloniality of Taste : A political ecology of middle class food practices in a Bolivian city

    Author : Sarah Kollnig; Humanekologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Cochabamba; middle class; white; coloniality; chicken meat; taste;

    Abstract : Cochabamba city, also referred to as the “gastronomic capital of Bolivia”, is a place where different cultures and tastes meet. Indulging in rich culinary traditions is a part of everyday life, but so are social differentiations reproducing long-standing inequalities between the indigenous and the non-indigenous population. READ MORE

  4. 4. Living in Unauthorized Settlements-Housing Improvement and Social Participation in Bolivia

    Author : Graciela Landaeta; Boende och Bostadsutveckling; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Town and country planning; Bolivia Cochabamba Discourse; Power and Knowledge Housing Needs Housing Policy Land Tenure Low-Income Housing Public Participation Regularization Self-Help Housing; Stads- och glesbygdsplanering;

    Abstract : Views and proposals on housing improvement and social participation in Latin America have gone through changes in the last decades. These changes are noteworthy. In general, the population living in settlements scheduled to be upgraded, and the people target for participatory action, did not have much say in policy making. READ MORE

  5. 5. Farm-based technologies for management of risks from irrigation with wastewater-polluted sources in Cochabamba, Bolivia

    Author : Luis Fernando Perez Mercado; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Wastewater irrigation is a global practice that allows reusing water and nutrients in agriculture, but also poses risks of introducing pathogens/pollutants into agricultural systems and food. In order to manage these risks, on-farm measures can be implemented as barriers along the pathway that pathogens/pollutants must follow to reach the population/place at risk, in cases where treatment plants are not a viable option. READ MORE