Home Gardens Sustain Crop Diversity and Improve Farm Resilience in Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico

@article{AguilarSten2009HomeGS,
  title={Home Gardens Sustain Crop Diversity and Improve Farm Resilience in Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico},
  author={Mariel Aguilar-St{\o}en and Stein R Moe and Sara Luc{\'i}a Camargo-Ricalde},
  journal={Human Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={37},
  pages={55-77}
}
Home gardens are land use units embedded in a larger land use system, in this case in Candelaria Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods, we investigated how home gardens are integrated into local farming practices and how these influence biodiversity. Our findings suggest that home gardens harbour high levels of biodiversity, which are maintained and enriched by farmers’ practices, particularly plant and seed exchange. Plant diversity is higher in… CONTINUE READING

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