Journal article

Conceptualizing Spatial Diversity in Latin American Rural Development: Structures, Institutions, and Coalitions

Julio A Berdegue, Anthony Bebbington, Javier Escobal

World Development | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2015

University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

The articles included in this special issue of World Development are a product of the Rural Territorial Dynamics (RTD) program (, implemented by a regional network of partners and coordinated by Rimisp-Latin American Center for Rural Development, with the aid of a generous grant from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Ottawa, Canada, and additional support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the New Zealand Aid Program. The authors acknowledge the contribution to this article of a group of partners that participated in the preparation of the final report of the RTD program: Arilson Favareto, M. Ignacia Fernandez, Pablo Ospina, Helle Munk Ravnborg, Francisco Aguirre, Manuel Chiriboga, Ileana Gomez, Ligia Gomez, Felix Modrego, Susan Paulson, Eduardo Ramirez, Alexander Schejtman and Carolina Trivelli. We are grateful to three anonymous referees whose intelligent and constructive criticism allowed us to improve the article. We thank Gilles Cliche for his outstanding management of the editorial process of the special issue and of this article in particular. As guest editors of this special issue, but also on behalf of all the authors involved in its preparation, we dedicate this special issue to the memory of Manuel Chiriboga, outstanding intellectual, policy maker and activist of Latin American rural development and all round wonderful human-being.