Division of labor and resource management in eastern Pará, Brazil
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- Ximenes, T. Agriculture and Human Values (2001) 18: 49. doi:10.1023/A:1007673200152
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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.