Options and Strategies
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This chapter aims to attempt the various ways in which the economic transformation is effecting substantial change in several non-economic subsystems. Change in the economic sector may have repercussions on religion, social structure, government, ideology, and population growth. Fishing is economically important for a few, and, in terms of health as it supplies some of the protein missing from the daily diet. Cattle fattening is the least disruptive method of adapting to the diminishing land base, both for the community and for the individual. The choice of cattle fattening as the main means of earning money has important bearings on the culture. Cattle fattening brings in money without an excessive effect on the social system. Migration is hardly a new institution for the people of the altiplano, who have a long history of migratory agriculture to exploit different ecological zones. There is an inverse relationship between Soqa’s land and her progressiveness, which may have some general application to other communities.