Multifunctional biodiversity in Latin American traditional agriculture (1999)

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Traditional agroecosystems, based on the cultivation of a diversity of crops and varieties have allowed traditional farmers to maximise harvest security using low levels of technology and with limited environmental impact. Many Latin American agroecosystems are small-scale, geographically discontinuous, and occupy a variety of ecological niches. Richly diverse, site-specific farming systems are well adapted to local conditions. By adopting a multiple-use strategy, indigenous farmers manage a continuum of agricultural and natural systems and ensure multifunctional agriculture.
Year: 1999
Language: English
In: Ileia Newsletter, December 1999: http://www.metafro.be/leisa/1999/14.pdf/,

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