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Volumen 10, Número 4. Oct-Dic 2013

THE ROLE OF FAMILY AGRICULTURE IN FRAGILE AGRARIAN REGIONS AND IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT: THE TENTZO MOUNTAIN RANGE, PUEBLA, MÉXICO

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This study addresses the role of family agriculture in rural development of the Tentzo Mountain Range, Puebla, a disadvantaged, environmentally fragile, poor and with migration, region. The objective was to analyze a double process; on the one hand, the agrarian trajectory that has made it into a region of social reproduction of workforce and poverty; and, on the other hand, the role of subsistence agriculture in rural development for its productive functions, and the adoption of pluriactivity schemes and complementarity of economic income. The insertion into labor markets of members of peasant households changed the agrarian base of their social reproduction, although without abandoning agriculture, since the labor market is flexible, unstable and insufficient, integrated by agricultural and non-agricultural activities. The peasant households and their regional permanence are the result of agrarian transformations and processes linked to the labor market. A sustainable agricultural and livestock system can contribute to rural development, regulating the workforce, food security and the care for resources and the environment.

Palabras clave: social exclusion, labor markets, pluriactivity, rural poverty, agrarian system.

Volumen 10, Número 4

Volumen 10, Número 4
Oct-Dic 2013


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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