KNOW TO IMPROVE: FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE THE TRANSITION TOWARDS SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS IN THE CHIAPAS COAST

A. L. Vargas-de la Mora, M. A. Castillo-Santiago, T. O. Randhir, M. C. Hernández-Moreno, M. J. Cach-Pérez, V. Camacho-Valdéz

Abstract


Background: Technology adoptions are the main challenge to achieve transition toward sustainable livestock production. Objective: This research evaluated factors that influence the silvopastoral technology adoption in Chiapas, Mexico. Methodology: Used an integrative methodology relates variables institutional performance, knowledge, and perception of producers on livestock system and interaction between actors. The above was linked to a physical context with satellite imagines analysis to identify components adopted in the field. Results: It was found that the type of producer, the location of the property, and the form of institutional support limit the adoption of herd management and feed production intensification technologies such as protein banks and forage banks. Implications: This methodology helped identify the limiting factors for adoption, understand the project process, and identify strategies towards sustainable practices. Conclusion: The low adoption of technologies is determined by the decision-making of producers on factors such as pest and disease control, climatic, economic and access to machinery and equipment that are influenced by the social synergies that can be built with technicians and with other producers. 

Keywords


Silvopastoral livestock; Technological adoption; Sustainable development; Evaluation.

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URN: http://www.revista.ccba.uady.mx/urn:ISSN:1870-0462-tsaes.v24i3.36895



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