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Farmers' knowledge and sustainable agroecosystem management: an operational definition and an example from Chiapas, Mexico

Bellon, M.R.

Human Organization 54(3): 263-272

1995


ISSN/ISBN: 0018-7259
DOI: 10.17730/humo.54.3.98460132152k434l
Accession: 002619222

Indigenous knowledge of small farmers in the tropics may provide an important contribution to the development of sustainable agricultural systems. This article examines this idea, particularly under conditions of socioeconomic and technological change. It develops an operational definition of sustainable agroecosystem management and links it to farmers' indigenous knowledge.

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