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Letras Verdes, Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Socioambientales

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CLAVIJO PALACIOS, Catalina  and  CUVI, Nicolás. The sustainability of urban and peri-urban orchards with agroecological base: the case of Quito. Letras Verdes [online]. 2017, n.21, pp.68-91. ISSN 1390-6631.

An investigation was carried out on the sustainability of 86 urban and peri-urban orchards in Quito in 2012, framed in three public and private management models. Sustainability was measured through 26 indicators, and 36 economic, environmental, sociocultural and technological sub-indicators, along with qualitative information obtained through semi-structured interviews. Although all the gardens were above the sustainability threshold, there are some aspects that need to be reviewed to improve their performance, related to water, seeds, and technical assistance, among others.

Keywords : food sovereignty; cities; indicators of sustainability; Ecuador.

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