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Intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta, Veracruz

Author: Buckles, D.
Author: Erenstein, O.
Year: 1996
ISSN: 1405-2830
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/938
Descriptors: Cropping systems
Descriptors: Maize
Descriptors: Plant production
Descriptors: Soil conservation
Abstract: This paper focuses on intensifying maize-based cropping systems in the Sierra de Santa Marta Region of Veracruz, Mexico. Following a description of the study area, the paper examines the historical forces that have shaped regional maize-based cropping systems, current maize production practices, and major productivity and sustainability constraints. Potential solutions to these constraints, some of which have been successfully tested in the area, are described and possible productivity and sustainability impacts are appraised in qualitative terms. The appraisal provides the basis for a quantitative analysis of the farm-level costs and benefits associated with the adoption of the alternative practices. A farmer-based approach to extension is described and implementation costs are estimated.
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
Serie: CIMMYT NRG Paper
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Type: Book
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Place: Mexico
Pages: vi, 55 pages
Serie number: 96-07


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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech
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