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A Comparative Study Of The Impact Of Argentine And Mexican Agricultural Modernization On Land Use And Soil Erosion

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECOSUD970501

Volume

22

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

984 kb

Author(s)

Alejandra Gutierrez

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of the agricultural modernization process on changes in land use and soil erosion in Mexico and Argentina. The process of agricultural modernization emerged as a result of changes in the international food system through which a feed grain livestock complex changed patterns of production, consumption and meat trade. This has caused an increase in livestock production in the South of Mexico and its decrease in the central region of Argentina, called the Pampeana Region. For this reason, the pattern of land use changed in the first case from forest land to pasturage land, through deforestation and, in the Argenti

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