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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
programme last update: 23 August 2019
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.45

BIODIVERSITY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN FOOD PRODUCTION AMONG RURAL FAMILY UNITS IN WEST MEXICO

Speakers

  • Dr. Daria DERAGA

Primary authors

Description

The focus of this presentation is the Partida family unit and their sustainable rural food and alcohol production in the southern part of the State of Jalisco, located in West Mexico. For generations this family has been participating in the traditional rural life of the area with their family plots of land dedicated to producing mainly agave and corn. The family consists of Macario and his wife and their 9 children, 6 boys and 3 girls, now adults. The whole family participates in the activities of maintaining a home, agricultural farm, and for 10 years, their own productive Taverna. A comparison is made with other similar family production units in the area. Covered in this study is their direct relationship with the ecosystems and the biodiversity of this zone, and how these families have helped maintain genetic variety among the agave plants indigenous to the area. Covered in detail is the importance of their artisanal production methods and their independence from big industry. This study is the result of direct observation and communication with the Partida family and others of the region.