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Volumen 14, Número 1. Ene-Mar 2017

STRATEGIES FOR MAIZE SUPPLY OF PEASANT HOUSEHOLDS IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF ATLANGATEPEC, TLAXCALA

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The objective of this study is to analyze the strategies for maize supply in peasant households, taking as reference the municipality of Atlangatepec, in the state of Tlaxcala, México. Ninety (90) ejidatarios were surveyed from four ejidos and five interviews were carried out with ejido and municipal authorities in 2010. A typology of households was generated based on the strategies for maize supply and non-parametric correlations were estimated between types of households with four of their characteristics. The results evidence that the maize supply strategies are sustained by: 1) producing Creole white maize; 2) purchasing the maize or machine-made tortillas; and 3) sowing other crops that are more tolerant to climate adversities. Three types of households were identified: auto-supply, semi-supply and loss-making. The first were the most frequent. There is a positive correlation between the type of household and the productive diversification and age of the survey respondents, and negative between the type of household and the size of the family. The three implement strategies for maize supply linked to components of food security. The climate conditions have an influence on these strategies being diverse and variable throughout time.

Palabras clave: food security, auto-supply, semi-supply, loss-making

Volumen 14, Número 1

Volumen 14, Número 1
Ene-Mar 2017


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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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