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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 15 Methodological proposal for farmer-scientist land use planning

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 15 Methodological proposal for farmer-scientist land use planning MAC. Tzinnia Carranza L. · Background Initially, the work progressed satisfactorily but became more complicated when the Since the beginning of the decade, the federal campesinos were required to maintain the government of Mexico has planned to create technical rigour that land use planning an ecological reserve in the communal land of demands. Thus, it was very important to the Chimalapas Forest. This is situated in the maintain a close relationship between the heart of Tehuantepec Isthmus, in the state of diverse groups which took part in the study. Oaxaca, Mexico. However, the This was assisted by the use of participatory campesino farmers are also aware of the ecological methods and the input from technical experts. importance of their region. They consider it to We now have a methodological proposal but be the most important reserve for plant, animal there is still a long way to go. We know that it and genetic resources in Meso America. is only through hard work and by learning from our experiences, that it will be possible to The campesinos have taken the initiative in improve the approach. deciding what, ...

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