Cambios en las estrategias de ingresos económicos a nivel de hogares rurales en el norte de la Amazonía ecuatoriana

Published in Revista Amazónica Ciencia y Tecnología,v. 3:221-257 

Navarrete, B.T., Bilsborrow, R.E., Barbieri, A.F. and Torres, A.

Publication year 2015
DOI n/a

Universidad Estatal Amazónica, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CEDEPLAR, Universidade Federal do Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte

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IAI Project CRN3036


This paper presents results of a comparative study on changes in income at the household level, using two databases generated in the same farm plots: 418 households in 1990 and 658 households in 1999 in the northern Ecuadorian Amazon. The off-farm income became the main source of income for migrant settlers in this area, from 25% in 1990 to 43% in 1999, while farm agricultural increased from 0.8% 1990 to 13.4% of total household income in 1999. In general, the local population experienced a poverty increase represented in absolute terms by the total average households income decreased USD 396 from 1990 to 1999.