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Hurdles to Forest Friendly Farming: Sustainability Lessons from Southeastern Mexico

Department of Geography, University of Florida, 3141 Turlington Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Sustainability 2010, 2(9), 3129-3141;
Received: 13 August 2010 / Revised: 20 September 2010 / Accepted: 21 September 2010 / Published: 27 September 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Political Economy and Sustainability)
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Worldwide the search is on for sustainable solutions to the competing needs for forest conservation and agricultural development. A strategy with contemporary salience arises in intensive, sedentarized agriculture that can protect forests and enhance livelihoods for forest dwellers. This paper investigates why intensive agriculture does not limit deforestation in southeastern Mexico’s Calakmul Municipality. It argues that agriculture faces challenges from a range of biophysical and socioeconomic factors in tropical regions and that this encourages expanded land use for intensive farmers. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable agriculture; Mexico; tropical forests sustainable agriculture; Mexico; tropical forests

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