Pasture preferences: The ecology and economics of Andean farmers' decisions

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2002
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Watkinsville, Ga.: SANREM CRSP
Abstract

The brief addresses the questions: What drives farmers' resource management decisions in fragile marginal environments? Are the subsistence activities of small farmers in tropical regions a major threat to tropical biodiversity? Can environmental and livelihood goals be reconciled and directed to preserving natural resources?

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Forage, Cattle, Environmental impacts, Pasture management, Grasslands, Economic impacts, Invasive species, Pastoralism, Survey research methods, Grazing systems, Biodiversity conservation, Ethnographic research, Pasture grass, Andes, Ecuador, Non-native species, Pasto miel (setaria sphacelata), Species diversification, Milk production, Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
Citation
SANREM CRSP Research Brief 2002 no. 10