Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 85–93

Gender, rural households, and biodiversity in native Mexico

Authors

  • Isidro Rimarachín Cabrera
    • School of Agricultural and Forestry SciencesUniversity of Cajamarca
  • Emma Zapata Martelo
    • Department of Rural DevelopmentColegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas
  • Verónica Vázquez García
    • Department of Rural DevelopmentColegio de Postgraduados en Ciencias Agrícolas
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007669132011

Cite this article as:
Cabrera, I.R., Martelo, E.Z. & García, V.V. Agriculture and Human Values (2001) 18: 85. doi:10.1023/A:1007669132011

Abstract

Knowledge about maize varieties is the key to rural households' survival in native Mexico. Native peoples relate to nature in particular ways and they play a crucial role in maintaining biodiversity. This paper discusses the relationship between native women's accumulated knowledge on maize varieties and the laboratory analysis of the species that they manage. Fieldwork was conducted in an Otomí community, San Pablo Arriba, located in the state of Mexico.

BiodiversityGenderMaizeTraditional knowledgeWomen's roles

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