Herd composition in an Aymara community of the Peruvian Altiplano: A linear programming problem

@article{Kuznar1991HerdCI,
  title={Herd composition in an Aymara community of the Peruvian Altiplano: A linear programming problem},
  author={L. Kuznar},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={19},
  pages={369-387}
}
  • L. Kuznar
  • Published 1991
  • Geography
  • Human Ecology
A model of herd management is presented for Aymara alpaca herders in the south central Andes. Linear programming methods and subjective utility values are used to model how pastoralists choose the size of their herd and the species they raise. These decisions are modeled in light of the land and labor resources available to pastoralists, and the products Andean herders must derive from their herds (meat, wool, and dung). The model predicts typical herd size in the community of Chinchillape, and… Expand
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