Agricultural systems on the floodplains of the Peruvian Amazon

TitleAgricultural systems on the floodplains of the Peruvian Amazon
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1989
AuthorsHiraoka, M
EditorBrowder, JO
Book TitleFragile lands of Latin America: Strategies for sustainable development
Secondary TitleWestview special studies in social, political, and economic development
Date Published1989
PublisherWestview Press
CityBoulder, CO
Call NumberHD320.5.Z63F68 1989
Keywordsagroforestry; American Indians; climate; fallow; flora; local knowledge; Native Americans; Peru; rainfall; river; shifting cultivation; South America; swiddens

The "development" of Amazonia continues unabated. Governments sharing the basin are promoting the occupation of the region for reasons that range from land pressures occasioned by inequitable land tenure systems or population pressure, expansion of food and fiber production to meet domestic needs or foreign exchange earnings, to exploitation of natural resources. Development models, however, have been based on those extraneous to the region. This chapter explores those models and systems. (author)


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Short TitleFragile lands of Latin America