Fragile Lands Of Latin America
Strategies For Sustainable Development
This book of selected research papers, originally presented at the "Symposium of Fragile Lands of Latin America—The Search for Sustainable Uses," presents some fresh evidence of the viability of a few "non-conventional" strategies for natural resource development and management.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: Fragile Lands and Technology Transfer: Conceptual Frameworks 1. The Geography of Fragile Lands in Latin America 2. Development of Fragile Lands: An Integrated Approach Reconsidered 3. Transferring Traditional Technology: A Bottom-Up Approach for Fragile Lands Part Two: Strategies for Tropical Rainforest Management 4. Economic Prospects from Tropical Rainforest Ethnobotany 5. Agricultural Systems on the Floodplains of the Peruvian Amazon 6. Production and Profit in Agroforestry: An Example from the Peruvian Amazon 7. Costs and Benefits of Floodplain Forest Management by Rural Inhabitants in the Amazon Estuary: A Case Study of Acai Palm Production 8. Sustained Yield Management of Natural Forests: The Palcazu Production Forest 9. Cuyabeno Wildlife Production Reserve 10. Extractive Reserves: The Rubber Tappers' Strategy for Sustainable Use of the Amazon Rainforest 11. Indigenous Soil Management in the Amazon Basin: Some Implications for Development 12. An Economic Analysis of Huastec Mayan Forest Management Part Three: Strategies for Sustainable Agriculture in the Andean Highlands 13. Agricultural Terraces in Peru's Colca Valley: Promises and Problems of an Ancient Technology 14. Raised Fields and Sustainable Agriculture in the Lake Titicaca Basin of Peru Part Four: A Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture on Desert Streambeds 15. Arroyos and the Development of Agriculture in Northern Mexico Part Five: Research in Progress 16. Developing the Choco Region of Colombia 17. Socioeconomic Analysis of Agroforestry Systems Applied on Demonstration Farms in Central America