Dependencia y Vulnerabilidad del Agua en los Territorios de Exportación Florícola. Caso De Estudio: Cuenca Del Río Pisque, Pichincha, Ecuador.

Translated title of the contribution: Water Dependence and Vulnerability in Floricultural Export Territories. Case Study: Pisque River Basin, Pichincha, Ecuador.

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Abstract

Due to its way of production, the flower industry uses pesticides that contaminate water when they come in contact with it, causing environmental and health problems for the surrounding populations. In recent decades, this industry has settled in the rural areas of the countries of the Global South, displaced from developed countries that made pollution remediation more expensive due to the increased demands of their environmental legislation. However, the largest consumers of these products continue to be the countries of the Global North, which manage the prices and guarantee the sale of fertilizers and pesticides to countries in the South by controlling the flower market. The control of the market also enables a soft intervention in the territories that depend on the sale of the commodity, as well as in their resources and the work of their inhabitants. Besides, the dependence on the prices of the good causes territorial vulnerability in the face of crises of capital or due to the decrease in the cost of production in other regions of the south of the planet.
Translated title of the contributionWater Dependence and Vulnerability in Floricultural Export Territories. Case Study: Pisque River Basin, Pichincha, Ecuador.
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)71-80
Number of pages10
JournalCiencia Digna
Volume3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2023

Keywords

  • Floricultural industry
  • Pollution
  • Territorial vulnerability.
  • Countries of the global north
  • Pesticides

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 125A Environment

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