publication . Other literature type . Article . 1999

Biodiversity Conservation in Traditional Coffee Systems of Mexico

Patricia Moguel; Víctor M. Toledo;
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  • Published: 01 Feb 1999
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
In Mexico, coffee is cultivated on the coastal slopes of the central and southern parts of the country in areas where two or more types of vegetation make contact. Based on management level and vegetational and structural complexity, it is possible to distinguish five main coffee production systems in Mexico: two kinds of traditional shaded agroforests (with native trees), one commercially oriented polyspecific shaded sys- tem, and two "modern" systems (shaded and unshaded monocultures). Traditional shaded coffee is cultivated principally by small-scale, community-based growers, most of whom belong to some indigenous culture group. Through an exhaustive review o...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation, Vegetation, Geography, Endemism, Species richness, Shade-grown coffee, Biodiversity, Temperate climate, Rubiaceae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Coffea
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