Development policy, forests, and peasant farms: Reflections on Huastec-managed forests’ contributions to commercial production and resource conservation

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The Huastec Indians of northeastern Mexico manage their forests in an indigenous system that integrates commercial and subsistence production. Elements of primary and secondary forest coexist with introduced species in this diverse silvicultural structure which complements the swidden and permanent agriculture fields of the Huastec farmstead. The forest’s… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02859077

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@article{Alcorn2008DevelopmentPF, title={Development policy, forests, and peasant farms: Reflections on Huastec-managed forests’ contributions to commercial production and resource conservation}, author={Janis B. Alcorn}, journal={Economic Botany}, year={2008}, volume={38}, pages={389-406} }