Agroforestry in the northern Mexican drylands: A case study from Durango.

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Title:
Agroforestry in the northern Mexican drylands: A case study from Durango.
Author:
Russo, Laura.
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Interviews with farmers and field reconnaissance were used to conduct an exploratory survey of agroforestry systems in the drylands of Durango, Northern Mexico. The degree of integration of trees and woody products into the farming systems of three rural communities is described. Two main types of agroforestry systems were identified: agrisilvicultural systems, represented by the combination of indigenous trees and food crops in the rainfed farms, and of fruit trees and annual crops in the irrigated fields; and silvopastoral systems, found in the natural grazing areas, where livestock production is supported by herbaceous and woody forage. The main uses of the woody resources appear to be uniform across the farmers' population considered and related to common interests and cultural background.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Ffolliott, Peter F.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAgroforestry in the northern Mexican drylands: A case study from Durango.en_US
dc.creatorRusso, Laura.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Laura.en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractInterviews with farmers and field reconnaissance were used to conduct an exploratory survey of agroforestry systems in the drylands of Durango, Northern Mexico. The degree of integration of trees and woody products into the farming systems of three rural communities is described. Two main types of agroforestry systems were identified: agrisilvicultural systems, represented by the combination of indigenous trees and food crops in the rainfed farms, and of fruit trees and annual crops in the irrigated fields; and silvopastoral systems, found in the natural grazing areas, where livestock production is supported by herbaceous and woody forage. The main uses of the woody resources appear to be uniform across the farmers' population considered and related to common interests and cultural background.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairFfolliott, Peter F.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFogel, Martin M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKalangi, Christopher J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1339677en_US
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