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dc.creatorDoolittle, William E.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-07T17:41:27Zen
dc.date.available2011-03-07T17:41:27Zen
dc.date.issued1987en
dc.identifier.issn0892-3507en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/10281en
dc.description.abstractMost studies of agricultural land use tend to treat change as though it is essentially permanent. This paper argues that in some cases marginal lands are used intermittently, being brought into and taken out of cultivation frequently, rapidly, and repeatedly. Improvements to the land are made each time a parcel is brought back into use so that over extended periods permanent cultivation becomes feasible. A model of intermittent use is first outlined and demonstrated with data from northwest Mexico. The way in which permanent improvements are made is then described. Last, the theoretical implications are discussed.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTexas Papers on Latin America;87-09en
dc.subjectAgricultureen
dc.subjectMexicoen
dc.titleIntermittent Use and Agricultural Change on Marginal Lands: The Case of Smallholders in Eastern Sonora, Mexicoen
dc.typeWorking Paperen
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen


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