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The Socio–Economic Life around Beans in Kyrgyzstan: Practices, Discourses and Local Households Open Access

Bean production is a feature of post-independence agriculture in Kyrgyzstan, and bean production has come to play an influential role in the daily lives of ordinary people. This study aims to investigate the role of beans and bean cultivation in the agrarian villages of Talas (such as Amanbaev and Bala–Saruu) by discussing how practices, discourses and local households are shaped around bean production. Moreover, this study investigates the impact of bean cultivation on the socio-economic life of farmers by applying the concept of biocultural diversity as well as an ethnographic approach.

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