Title page for ETD etd-01032005-162906

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Mendoza, Paola Susana
Author's Email Address mpaola@vt.edu
URN etd-01032005-162906
Title A Study of Some of the Challenges of the Alternative Development Program in Bolivia
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Nelson, Scott C. Committee Chair
Clement, Christopher I. Committee Member
Luciak, Ilja A. Committee Member
  • Bolivia
  • coca
  • alternative development
Date of Defense 2004-12-10
Availability unrestricted
Finding an effective alternative to coca production has been a goal of almost every Bolivian and American administration since the 1970’s and a goal of various international institutions around the world as well. What appears to be a solution is the application of an Alternative Development program, which consists of the creation of an economic and social environment in which households can attain an acceptable standard of living, without the need for drug (coca) crop cultivation. It means that throughout the application of this program, peasants who have been growing coca leaves should eradicate those crops and start growing alternative crops such as fruits, vegetables, coffee, etc. It is expected in Bolivia that these alternative crops are profitable enough to compete in international markets, providing Bolivian agricultural exporters with a sustainable economic alternative; otherwise peasants will go back to the production of this sacred leaf. This thesis will analyze some of the challenges encountered by the Alternative Development program in Bolivia.
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