Agricultural transformations in the periurban context of San Cristóbal de Las Casas city, Chiapas

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Title Agricultural transformations in the periurban context of San Cristóbal de Las Casas city, Chiapas
Transformaciones agrícolas en el contexto periurbano de la ciudad de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas
 
Creator Calderón Cisneros, Araceli
Soto Pinto, Lorena
 
Subject Periurben agriculture
new rurality
periurban studies
organic markets
Agricultura periurbana
nueva ruralidad
estudios periurbanos
mercados orgánicos
 
Description San Cristobal de Las Casas city has grown considerably in recent decades, covering the surrounding rural areas. The aim of this study was to identify transformations on the agricultural activity in the Huitepec (a nearby mountain) as a result of urban-rural interactions. Documentary information was reviewed, and 100 open and structured interviews were applied among people in the rural localities and key informants. Although it has lost relevance as a source of family income, agriculture and backyard animal production still have a significant role for family consumption. However, a small group of farmers has achieved to link with an organic vegetable market oriented towards a sector of urban population, revitalizing their agricultural activity.
San Cristóbal de Las Casas ha crecido en las últimas décadas abarcando las zonas rurales circundantes. El objetivo del presente trabajo consistió en identificar las transformaciones que la interacción urbano-rural imprime sobre la actividad agrícola de un área periurbana: el cerro Huitepec. Se revisó información documental y se levantaron 100 entrevistas abiertas y estructuradas entre población de las localidades rurales e informantes clave. Aunque ha perdido relevancia como fuente de ingresos económicos familiares, la agricultura y la cría de animales de traspatio aún tienen un papel significativo para el autoconsumo familiar.
 
Publisher Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas
 
Date 2014-01-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
text/html
 
Identifier http://liminar.cesmeca.mx/index.php/r1/article/view/329
10.29043/liminar.v12i1.329
 
Source LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol 12 No 1: January-June, 2014; 125-143
LiminaR Estudios Sociales y Humanísticos; Vol. 12 Núm. 1: enero-junio, 2014; 125-143
2007-8900
1665-8027
 
Language spa
 
Relation http://liminar.cesmeca.mx/index.php/r1/article/view/329/309
http://liminar.cesmeca.mx/index.php/r1/article/view/329/393
 

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