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dc.contributorSmale, M.
dc.contributorMár, I.
dc.contributorJarvis, D.I.
dc.contributor.authorLope-Alzina, D.G.
dc.coverage.spatialYucatán
dc.coverage.spatialMexico
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:07:56Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:07:56Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.identifier4715
dc.identifier.isbn92-9043-544-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68950
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dc.description.abstractIn this article, the author studies the degree of female participation in solar (homegarden) and milpa (intercropped) production fields and associates the participation with biodiversity of varieties of maize, beans, squash, and chile cultivated on farms in rural Yucatan, Mexico. Also represented in the study is the socioeconomic qualities of female agricultural workers. Lope-Alzina chose the study area, Yaxcaba ejido, primarily because of its central location within the "maize belt," because the milpa agricultural system is still of considerable economic interest and because a large amount of research information on social and botanical issues already exists. The empirical work was based on a Spanish questionnaire and Maya interviews administered to 60 randomly selected households, or 10 percent of the population. Also included was information from two prior surveys. The research indicates that women predominantly participate in solar field production, but have little to no participation in the milpa field production. Since food stuffs such as squash, maize, and, to a lesser extent, beans are grown mainly in milpa fields, women manage and barter those seeds less than chile seeds, which are mostly cultivated in solar fields. These results suggest that the influence of women over diversity in varieties is mostly over chile and that solar fields are the principle means for women to help support their families. Chile would be an essential crop to improve the ability of women to invest in the production system.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherRome, Italy: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
dc.relation.ispartofIn: Smale, M., I. Már and D.I. Jarvis (eds.). The Economics of Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity on-Farm: Research Methods Developed from IPGRI's Global Project "Strengthening the Scientific Basis of In situ Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity, 60-64
dc.relation.urihttp://books.google.com/books?id=bmTpCPffHUsC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Economics+of+conserving+agricultural+biodiversity+on-farm&source=bl&ots=W4-_NuhoA
dc.rightsCopyright 2002 International Plant Genetic Resources Institute
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectCowpeas
dc.subjectGenetic diversity
dc.subjectHarvesting
dc.subjectLima beans
dc.subjectMaize
dc.subjectParticipation
dc.subjectPlant genetic resources
dc.subjectSeed exchange
dc.subjectSowing
dc.subjectSquash
dc.subjectBlack-eyed peas
dc.subjectCorn
dc.subjectCucurbita argyrosperma
dc.subjectGreen bean
dc.subjectSnap bean
dc.subjectSouthern peas
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scale
dc.titleThe participation of farm women in the milpa system of the Yucatán, Mexico
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