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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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ITA CARO, Miguel Angel De et al. Food poverty and cornfields management: the case of the municipality of Zautla, Puebla, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.7, pp.1513-1526. ISSN 2007-0934.

The small producers of corn temporarily living in food poverty, caused in part by low productivity. A model of technological intervention (MIT) was designed to improve the management of corn and land equivalent index (ETI) of producers Zautla-Puebla, Mexico grouped into three regions. The radical and progressive technologies producers were evaluated in management and according to the IET corn, considering the technological standard of efficient and MIT. It was found that: all food producers are poor; radicals and progressive technologies were applied, predominating the latter, which increased the IET; on average 15% of the corn growers proved efficient which drove corn as polyculture. The MIT is articulated to the agroecological paradigm that promotes complementary and synergistic practices and if the producers of corn with low and medium IET is transferred, productivity increased by 141 and 45%.

Keywords : equivalent index of land and efficient producers; model of technological intervention.

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