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SALAZAR BARRIENTOS, Lucila de Lourdes  and  MAGANA MAGANA, Miguel Ángel. Milpa and backyard contribution to self-sufficiency food in Mayan communities of Yucatan. Estud. soc [online]. 2016, vol.24-25, n.47, pp.182-203. ISSN 0188-4557.

The information of this paper was obtained through a statistical survey to 400 families. This was from a total of 2,335 families in five locations in the State of Yucatán, geographically located in different regions. The results presents that cultivated in milpa and backyard provide 63.7 % average of food, one community results self-sufficient (119.1 %) instead of agricultural diversity index. The main factors that affect the food access are distance to market, father age and education, size of the family, income and agricultural diversity index.

Keywords : agrobiodiversity; food self-sufficiency; peasant production; milpa; backyard.

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