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Measuring Farmers' Agro-ecological Resistance to Hurricane Mitch in Central America

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dc.contributor.author Holt-Giménez, Eric
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-01T20:30:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-01T20:30:02Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6232
dc.description.abstract "A study using a participatory action research approach and simple field techniques found significant differences in agroecological resistance between plots on ‘conventional’ and ‘sustainable’ farms in Central America after Hurricane Mitch. On average, ‘agroecological’ plots on sustainable farms had more topsoil, higher field moisture, more vegetation, less erosion and lower economic losses after the hurricane than control plots on conventional farms. The differences in favour of these agroecological plots tended to increase with increasing levels of storm intensity, increasing slope and years under agroecological practices, though the patterns of resistance suggested complex interactions and thresholds. For some indicators agroecological resistance collapsed under extreme stress." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 102 en_US
dc.subject agroecology en_US
dc.subject natural disasters en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.title Measuring Farmers' Agro-ecological Resistance to Hurricane Mitch in Central America en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London en_US
dc.coverage.region Central America & Caribbean en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US

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