In this agroecosystem, we will transition to sustainable agriculture.
Establishment and Agronomic Productivity of Silvopastoral Systems with Pelibuey Sheep in Yucatan, Mexico
Generate scientific knowledge to allow for the use of leguminous trees into degraded grass pastures for a sustainable animal production in the North-Central region of Yucatan.
Remnants of ancient canals and raised beds in the lowlands of Quintana Roo, Mexico demonstrate techniques of wetland farming that were sustained for more than 1000 years.
The Cajete terrace system of collecting water and reducing soil erosion has been in use since pre-Hispanic times (1000 B.C.). Particularly important in present agriculture practices where people must grow their food on steep, erosion prone slopes.
Green manures and cover crops, IPM, manuring, agroforestry and organic horticulture alternatives are developed, tested and transferred through participatory adoption processes with farmers.
Milpa in Yucatan is an intercropping system of corn, beans, lima beans and squash that is managed through slash and burn with fallow periods and the use of mulch.