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Goat production systems in Piura, Peru: A multidisciplinary analysis
Year:
1990
Source of publication :
Agricultural Systems
Authors :
Perevolotsky, Avi
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Volume :
32
Co-Authors:
Perevolotsky, A., Department of Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organisation, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan, Israel
Facilitators :
From page:
55
To page:
81
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Total pages:
27
)
Abstract:
This paper presents a case study of agroecosystems classification focusing on goat herding in the dry tropical region of Piura in northern Peru. It is claimed that the ecological setting is important but not sufficient for a meaningful and reliable characterization of a production process. Only a multidisciplinary analysis including environmental (availability and reliability of sources of herbaceous pasture), economic (stability, alternative sources of income) and socio-political (land-tenure, control over resources) aspects enables us to define and distinguish between the various production units in Piura. Seven distinct herding systems are identified within a relatively small region; the systems are characterized by using data from a field survey of 200 households. The combined effect of the three dimensions-environmental, economic and socio-political-on production and productivity features, management practice and marketing strategies is demonstrated quantitatively. The principal factors limiting herd production, herd size and economic success are also presented for each system. © 1990.
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DOI :
10.1016/0308-521X(90)90030-T
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Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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29290
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Goat production systems in Piura, Peru: A multidisciplinary analysis
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Perevolotsky, A., Department of Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organisation, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan, Israel
Goat production systems in Piura, Peru: A multidisciplinary analysis
This paper presents a case study of agroecosystems classification focusing on goat herding in the dry tropical region of Piura in northern Peru. It is claimed that the ecological setting is important but not sufficient for a meaningful and reliable characterization of a production process. Only a multidisciplinary analysis including environmental (availability and reliability of sources of herbaceous pasture), economic (stability, alternative sources of income) and socio-political (land-tenure, control over resources) aspects enables us to define and distinguish between the various production units in Piura. Seven distinct herding systems are identified within a relatively small region; the systems are characterized by using data from a field survey of 200 households. The combined effect of the three dimensions-environmental, economic and socio-political-on production and productivity features, management practice and marketing strategies is demonstrated quantitatively. The principal factors limiting herd production, herd size and economic success are also presented for each system. © 1990.
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