Development, Growth, Environment and Social Equity


Alexander Cotte Poveda (Editor)
Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany

Astrid Geovana Muñoz Ortiz (Editor)
Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, University of La Salle, Colombia

Gustavo Correa Assmus (Editor)
Professor, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of La Salle, Colombia

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS069030

Developing countries need to design projects to increase the growth and wellness of its human population, which involves the inclusion of topics associated directly with the sustainable development of these countries and their particular social problems. This book examines the interrelations between development, growth, the environment and inequality, especially in developing countries and taking into account qualitative and quantitative approaches. Increasing welfare of the population is important to the increase of human development through the improvement of developmental and environmental conditions, generating sustainable development where it is key to seek changes in public policies, economic, technological and social factors.

This book aims to analyze different contexts from micro to macro level relationships between development, growth, inequality, environment and human development, and evaluate what the actual conditions in emerging economies are and how developing new strategies could improve the well-being of developing countries.

The book is organized as follows: Saiz-Alvarez and Gamez identify the main components to propose an entrepreneurship model that includes distance, education, and information and communication technologies (ICTs) as alternatives to generate wealth and development in developing countries.

In Chapter Two, Cutolo etal. describes an approach to current situations of water vulnerability in watersheds of metropolitan regions in tropical countries of South America, and the importance to improve the strategies to promote environmental health in these regions.

In Chapter Three, Hashim shows a comparison from a historical point of view between two crops, one of them native to South America (quinoa) and the other from Africa (pearl millet). The comparison leads to the questions of whether or not reflexions consider pearl millet as an alternative to food security in African countries and as an incentive for women farmers.

In Chapter Four, Palmer and Correa applied three groundwater indicators: a groundwater extraction indicator, a groundwater extraction for public supply per capita indicator and a groundwater vulnerability indicator to describe the different characteristics of the environment and propose this analysis as a tool to make decisions in environmental management within the Cove Basin at the Island of San Andrés (Colombia).

Correa in Chapter Five analyzes and assesses the impact that poverty and access to water have on labor productivity of the economically active population in Colombia.

In Chapter Six, Daronco and Wartchow clarify how the Brazilian policies about water resources have been based on the laws developed at the time of discovery in 1500. Additionally, it regards the culminating active level in the National Water Resources System (NWRS) today.

Finally, Castellanos conducts a search and reflection of bioethical dilemmas in veterinary medicine, identifying sources of stress and coping strategies in Chapter Seven. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Model of Social Entrepreneurship Based on Distance Education and ICT
José Manuel Saiz-Alvarez, Jorge A. Gamez Gutierrez (Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Water Resources and Climate Changes in Metropolitan Areas in Tropical Countries of South America
Silvana Audrá Cutolo, Ana Karina Merlin do Imperio-Favaro, Leandro Luiz Giatti (Department of Environmental Health, Public Health School, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Chapter 3. Recovering ‘Lost’ Crops in Africa: Can Pearl Millet Become the Next Quinoa?
Nadra Hashim (Hunger Reduction International, Sheik District, Somalia)

Chapter 4. Analysis of the Cove Basin Aquifer in San Andrés Island, Colombia
Shelly Palmer Cantillo, Gustavo Correa Assmus (Project engineer of Planning Management and Construction of Water Proactive Archipelago, Research professor of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of La Salle Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 5. Access to Water, Poverty and Efficiency in Colombian Labor Productivity
Gustavo Correa Assmus (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of La Salle Bogota, Colombia)

Chapter 6. The Evolution of The Law of Waters in Brazil: A Rise of Environmental Awareness
Giuliano Crauss Daronco, Dieter Wartchow (Departamento de Ciências Exatas e Engenharias, Univ. Regional do Noroeste do Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Rosa, Brasil, and others)

Chapter 7. Bioethical Dilemmas Approach to Veterinary Medicine
Iovana Clarena Castellanos Londoño (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, La Salle University, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 8. Economic Development, Ethics, and Corruption: An Analysis of the Economist Profession in Colombia
Alexander Cotte Poveda, Jin Anthony Cotrino Sossa, Ana María Muñoz Chamorro (Faculty of Economy, University Santo Tomas, Bogotá, Colombia)

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