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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

versión impresa ISSN 2007-0934


GUERRERO LEAL, María Yadira et al. Food production in home gardens with bio-intensive beds in Españita, Tlaxcala. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2015, vol.6, n.spe11, pp.2139-2148. ISSN 2007-0934.

Vegetable production under the beds bio-intensive method is considered as an agroecosystem and, has been included in government programs to try to reduce poverty and food insecurity. The aim of this investigation was to determine the physical characteristics that have the bio-intensive beds for families, and in general among other aspects of local development of Españita, Tlaxcala. In order to generate information, interview technique was used to study 45 families, the result of a list of active home gardens of the target population provided by the Centre for Social Economy Julián Garcés A. C. The results show that, the production of bio-intensive vegetable beds seen as an agroecosystem is composed of agriculture, livestock, water, infrastructure and equipment components. Plant species obtained from bio-intensive beds contribute to food and are sometimes used for sale with neighbouring families and relatives. The technological practices carried out in the production process does not affect the environment and conserve plant and animal diversity. Because of its contribution to food, health and income, have developed bio-intensive agroecosystem on families of Españita, Tlaxcala, it is important socially, economically and environmentally.

Palabras llave : home gardens; impacts; nutrition; production.

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