Lombricultura comunitaria y economías alternativas con enfoque de género en asentamientos informales

  • Bjorn Sletto Universidad de Texas en Austin
  • Tania Dávila Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo del Ecuador, Senplades
  • Nathan Brigmon Consultora de Investigación Económica y Planificación Civic Analytics
  • Matthew Clifton Universidad de Texas en Austin
  • Rosario Rizzo Universidad Veracruzana en Xalapa
  • Pamela Sertzen Universidad Syracuse, Nueva York
Palabras clave: República Dominicana, asentamientos informales, lombricultura, manejo comunitario de residuos sólidos, género

Resumen

La falta del servicio público de recolección de basura en Los Platanitos, un asentamiento informal en Santo Domingo Norte, República Dominicana, llevó a sus residentes a implementar un proyecto piloto de lombricultura con enfoque de género. El objetivo del proyecto fue disminuir la cantidad de residuos orgánicos depositados en los canales de agua que atraviesan la comunidad, y de esta manera reducir la contaminación del ambiente, mejorar la salud pública, y proporcionar una fuente de ingresos para las mujeres, que son quienes lideran el proyecto. El proyecto es innovador al integrar tecnologías culturalmente apropiadas a nivel local, desarrollar estrategias de género e inter-generacionales y tomar en cuenta principios de sostenibilidad económica. Se ha logrado establecer estructuras gerenciales y operativas que fortalecen la capacidad de organización y autogestión de la comunidad en general y de las mujeres en particular, lo cual demuestra el impacto positivo que este tipo de proyectos puede tener en el incremento del capital social y liderazgo comunitario local para la toma de decisiones que afectan la vida diaria de los residentes, en un momento en que la planificación institucional responde a un contexto político neo-liberal.

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2015-03-20
Cómo citar
Sletto, Bjorn, Tania Dávila, Nathan Brigmon, Matthew Clifton, Rosario Rizzo, y Pamela Sertzen. 2015. Lombricultura Comunitaria Y Economías Alternativas Con Enfoque De Género En Asentamientos Informales. Letras Verdes. Revista Latinoamericana De Estudios Socioambientales, n.º 17 (marzo), 86-107. https://doi.org/10.17141/letrasverdes.17.2015.1443.