Farmers - Stakeholder ID: Terrestrial Famers Stakeholders...

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Stakeholder ID: Terrestrial Famers Stakeholders in this category are the local farmers who farm the land and rear live stocks. The local farmers in Galapagos grow paddy, rice, coffee, plantains, bamboo and tomatoes. They rear cattle, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys and pigs. Summary: First popularized while the islands served their time as a penal colony (Constant, 2004), agriculture has a long history in the Galápagos Islands. In 1979 the Ecuadorian government set aside 60,314.14 acres of land for agricultural purposes in Galápagos which makes 3.17 percent of all land in Galápagos. Farming and animal rearing are of secondary economic importance and local people seem to be more interested in fishing and tourism industries. With the advent of the fishing economy, much of the agricultural lands were abandoned by the local farmers as its economic value was marginalized when compared with profits gained through exploitative use of marine resources (Ley, 2002). Plots left open in turn became havens for introduced
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course NRM 3307 taught by Professor Rogowski during the Spring '10 term at Texas Tech.

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Farmers - Stakeholder ID: Terrestrial Famers Stakeholders...

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