ASyD

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Volumen 12, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2015

TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE REGARDING AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES IN THE AMARANTH CULTIVATION SYSTEM, IN TOCHIMILCO, PUEBLA

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Amaranth (Amaranthus spp) is an essential crop in the peasant production units of the municipality of Tochimilco, Puebla. Its cultivation responds to economic purposes for contributing to the family production unit’s income, since, because of its recent introduction to the region 20 years ago, there is not a dietary culture related to this grain. Amaranth cultivation in México dates back to Pre-Hispanic times, so there is traditional knowledge associated to the system’s management, related to climate, soils, tools and agricultural practices. The question that guided the study was: What is the importance of traditional knowledge in agricultural practices and the functioning of the amaranth cultivation system? For information collection, field visits were carried out and a sample of 83 producers were interviewed. The results show that there is broad traditional knowledge about soil types, the environment-crop interaction, and the use of tools in agricultural practices for the system’s management.

Palabras clave: weather, tools, management, soil, production unit.

Volumen 12, Número 2

Volumen 12, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2015


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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