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Indigenous tropical agriculture in Central America

Craig L. Dozier

Indigenous tropical agriculture in Central America

land use, systems and problems.

by Craig L. Dozier

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Published by National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Central America,
  • Central America.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Central America.,
    • Central America -- Description and travel.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS471.C25 D6
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 134 p.
      Number of Pages134
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6264046M
      LC Control Number58060063
      OCLC/WorldCa2155972

      Mesoamerica is a historical region and cultural area in North extends from approximately central Mexico through Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and northern Costa Rica, and within this region pre-Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the the 16th century, European diseases like smallpox and .


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Washington, National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, The indigenous peoples of the Americas are the pre-Columbian peoples of North, Central and South America and their descendants.

Although some indigenous peoples of the Americas were traditionally hunter-gatherers—and many, especially in the Amazon basin, still are—many groups practiced aquaculture and impact of their agricultural endowment to the world Bolivia: million.

This book addresses the social implications of climate change and climatic variability on indigenous peoples and communities living in the highlands, lowlands, and coastal areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Across the region, indigenous people already perceive and experience negative effects of climate change and variability. Many indigenous. The Central American rainforest spans southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Tropical rainforest plants evolve specifically to adapt to the humid environment. Many plants in Central America have great economic, medical and spiritual value.

Linguists Granberry and Gary Vescelius believe that the Cigüayos emigrated from Central America. Wilson () states that circa this was the kingdom Cacicazgo of Cacique Guacangarí.

Macorix. Another separate ethnic group that lived on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola. Their region today is in the Dominican Republic. A concise, but comprehensive review, of the state of the indigenous tropical forests of central and South America.

Introductory chapters look at the nature and extent of the forests followed by an explanation of the effects of different countries' policies Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

North America - North America - The African heritage: North Americans of African descent originally were brought to the continent involuntarily as slaves.

The entire question of the transatlantic slave trade and its turbulent legacy is still fraught with deep emotions—a not unexpected development—since this tragic episode set in motion forces and counterforces. Early Civilizations of Central America.

With the establishment of village life, the earliest complex settlements occurred in the tropical lowlands from the Gulf of Mexico across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec to the Pacific coast of present-day Guatemala.

Increasingly sophisticated societies were made possible by new crops and productive soils. depended on agriculture that was adapted for the thin soils in the tropical forests. the large indigenous population of Latin America descends from the sedentary farmers who lived under Aztec, Maya or Inca rule Spanish newcomers began to explore the coast of Central and South America, crossing Panama, and found the Pacific Ocean.

About Latin America / Caribbean. Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of deep contrasts. Over the past two decades there has been substantial social and economic growth, enabling some to make the leap from poverty and vulnerability to stability and relative middle class comfort.

Answers is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want 'Indigenous tropical agriculture in central America' Asked in Indigenous tropical agriculture in Central America book. The Guardians of the Forest — members of the Yuork tribe, the largest in California, alongside indigenous leaders from Indonesia and Central and South America — gather in front of the Klamath.

The indigenous population of Costa Rica is far fewer than other countries in Central America. Those indigenous that have survived today live for the most part in remote communities. There is a large Nicaraguan population in Costa Rica, which can be a source of friction.

And a growing Colombian and Venezuelan presence, too. Maya (mī´ə, Span. mä´yä), indigenous people of S Mexico and Central America, occupying an area comprising the Yucatán peninsula and much of the present state of Chiapas in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, parts of El Salvador, and extreme western ng a group of closely related languages (with an outlier, Huastec, spoken in the Pánuco basin of Mexico).

Mexico - Mexico - Plant and animal life: Mexico is one of the world’s more biologically diverse countries, encompassing vast deserts, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, and alpine ecosystems and supporting a wide range of reptiles and mammals, as well as myriad other types of animals. The country sits astride the commonly accepted boundary dividing the Nearctic.

Domestication, utilisation and marketing of indigenous fruit trees: Experiences from West and Central Africa, Strengthening rural livelihoods through domestication of indigenous fruit trees in the parklands of the Sahel, The role of indigenous fruit trees in sustainable dryland agriculture in Eastern Africa,Price: $ However, with the growing number of non-indigenous farmers and the shrinking rainforest, other groups, especially in Indonesia and Africa, are now forced to remain in one area.

The land becomes a wasteland after a few years of overuse, and cannot be used for future agriculture. Q: Why is the forest so important to indigenous people. Suitable natural environments and plentiful labor led colonial powers to establish plantation- and luxury-crop agriculture throughout the tropical regions.

Such enterprises disrupted traditional practices of subsis­tence agriculture, displaced farmers appropriated land, and generally created poverty and hardship for the indigenous population.

The Indians of Central and South America: an ethnohistorical dictionary User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

A survey of Amerindian peoples is a most complex subject, and historian Olson (Native Americans in the Twentieth Century, Univ. of Illinois Pr., ) has done a magnificent job of compiling a 5/5(2). A lively, interdisciplinary history of why the banana became America's most popular fresh fruit and how its popularity has affected the “banana republics” of Central America.

Banana Cultures Agriculture, Consumption, and Environmental Change. Central Americans are not a homogenous group.

In Guatemala, significant indigenous communities still predominate in the highlands. Belize, a former British colony, has creole, Mayan mestizo and Author: Chris Moss. Despite deforestation, the Amazon basin rainforest is the largest tropical forest in the world.

In Brazil, the largest Amazon country, approximately million square kilometers, or million hectares remain. million hectares are designated indigenous reserves and 25 million hectares as sustainable development reserve and extractive reserves for rubber; all of this forest area is.

The significant progress that has been made in Central America through the attempt to apply the biosphere reserve concept demonstrates the immense importance that this program could have in the resolution of many complex land use issues involving indigenous peoples.

In this article I will present three tropical forest biosphere reserve case. The tropical lowlands of South America were long thought of as a “counterfeit paradise,” a vast expanse of mostly pristine rainforests with poor soils for farming, limited protein resources, and environmental conditions inimical to the endogenous development of hierarchical human societies.

These misconceptions derived largely from a fundamental misunderstanding Author: Glenn H. Shepard, Eduardo Neves, Charles R.

Clement, Helena Lima, Claide Moraes, Gilton Mendes dos S. We look briefly at the current state of Indigenous health in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region with over different indigenous groups and a total population of 45 to 48 million people.

* Much indigenous agriculture was permanent cropping * Maize farmers in east-central North America produced three to five times as much grain per acre as European wheat farmers * Indigenous cropping was often sustainable and since it did not deplete the soil, farmers did not need to create new fields by burning forest.

Climate Change and Food Challenges and Opportunities in Tropical Mountains and Agrobiodiversity Hotspots By Karl S. Zimmerer, Andrew D. Jones, Stef de Haan, Hilary Creed-Kanashiro, Miluska Carrasco, Krysty Mesa, Milka Tello, Franklin Plasencia Amaya, Gisela Cruz García and Ramzi Tubbeh.

It has been recognized that an important factor in improving the viability of rural livelihoods in developing countries is the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

As opposed to relying solely on cash crops, this can be more easily achieved through the domestication of various indigenous fruit trees that can be cultivated and owned by smallholder farmers.

Participatory domestication of indigenous tropical trees producing useful and marketable products has been developed to replenish the resource depleted by land clearance for agriculture.

The domestication programme which was initiated in the ’s has now become a global programme aimed at the alleviation of poverty and malnutrition. Like Brazil, Central America also contains some of the last remaining major tropical rainforest areas in the Western Hemisphere. Yet these forests are, in almost all cases, under siege from loggers, agribusiness concerns, and poor farmers trying to make a living.

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s episodes of Sesame Street started airing inbut sadly, representation of Native American and Indigenous Peoples in media — especially children’s media — continues to be rare. In fact, in a study by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of 3, children’s books, less than 1% of them featured Native.

The history of South America is the study of the past, particularly the written record, oral histories, and traditions, passed down from generation to generation on the continent of South America has a history that has a wide range of human cultures and forms of civilization.

The Norte Chico civilization in Peru is the oldest civilization in the Americas and. Central America is a land bridge connecting the North and South American continents, with the Pacific Ocean to its west and the Caribbean Sea to its east.

A central mountain chain dominates the interior from Mexico to Panama. The coastal plains of Central America have tropical and humid type A climates. As biological diversity continues to shrink at an alarming rate, the loss of plant species poses a threat seemingly less visible than the loss of animals but in many ways more critical.

In this book, one of America's leading ethnobotanists warns about our loss of natural vegetation and plant diversity while providing insights into traditional Native agricultural practices in the by: Wade Davis (One River, New York: Touchstone, ) describes research by Kaplan, J.E., et al., ("Infectious Disease Patterns in the Waorani, an Isolated Amerindian People," American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 29(2):), Larrick, J.W., et al., ("Snake Bite Among the Waorani Indians of Eastern Ecuador," Transactions of.

Alcorn, J. Indigenous agroforestry systems in the Latin American tropics. – in Agroecology and Small Farm Development, M.A. Altieri and S. Tomas Barrientos Q., Director of the Archaeology Department at the Universidad del Valle, Guatemala and co-director of the Proyecto Regional Arqueologica La Corona (PRALC), will present a paper entitled “Pre-Columbian Heritage and Indigenous Communities in Central America: The Role of Archaeology in the 21st Century “ which will discuss the role of.

Sinceaccording to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), half of the world's forests have disappeared. Latin America has lost 37 percent of its tropical forests; Central America, 66 percent; Southeast Asia, 38 percent; Central Africa, 52 percent. Nearly 20 million acres are destroyed annually.

Table of Contents for Indigenous fruit trees in the tropics: domestication, utilization and commercialization / edited by Festus K. Akinnifesi [et al.], available from the. Much of Central America and many of the Caribbean islands were once forested with tropical rainforest, although these have been greatly reduced.

Few Caribbean islands still retain any primary forest cover, while rainforest continues to persist in some parks and reserves in Central America. Central America suffered the highest percentage loss of. The country's large indigenous population is disproportionately affected.

Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America and has the highest fertility rate in Latin America. It also has the highest population growth rate in Latin America, which is likely to continue because of its large reproductive-age population and high birth rate.

In an interview with Yale EnvironmentPeters — author of the recently published book, Managing the Wild: Stories of People and Plants and Tropical Forests — discusses what he has learned from 35 years of working with indigenous forest communities; explains how indigenous farming, even slash-and-burn agriculture, can actually improve.In Central America's case, it connects North and South America and is bordered by the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.

The Panama Canal, built between andis the only waterway to link the two oceans. Although Central America is a land bridge between North and South America, technically it is part of North : Kirsten Hubbard.