Agriculture and Human Values

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 49–56

Division of labor and resource management in eastern Pará, Brazil

  • Tereza Ximenes

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007673200152

Cite this article as:
Ximenes, T. Agriculture and Human Values (2001) 18: 49. doi:10.1023/A:1007673200152


Peasants of the northeastern Pará cultivate cassava (manioc esculenta) using shifting cultivation. This paper discusses some factors in support of cassava production, even though it has some negative environmental impacts. These factors are the importance of cassava in the region's history, dietary traditions, and the cooperative labor systems employed in its cultivation and processing.

AmazoniaBiodiversityCassavaEnvironmentalNatural resourcePeasantShifting cultivationSlash-and-burn

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tereza Ximenes
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Pará, Research CNPqBrazil