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Distribution, abundance and traditional management of Agave potatorumin the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: bases for sustainable use of non-timber forest products

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2014
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Title
Distribution, abundance and traditional management of Agave potatorumin the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: bases for sustainable use of non-timber forest products
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Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-10-63
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América Delgado-Lemus, Alejandro Casas, Oswaldo Téllez

Abstract

Agave species have been used for thousands of years in the Tehuacán Valley, but the current mescal production has great impact on populations of the most used species. Harvesting of A. potatorum takes place before sexual reproduction and the over-extraction put local populations at high risk. In the community of San Luis Atolotilán (SLA), mescal has been produced for one century but the growing mescal trade is leading to intensified agave extraction. Our study evaluated distribution and abundance of A. potatorum, extraction rates, management practices and economic importance for SLA households. The unbalanced relation between availability and extraction rates would be an indicator of risk requiring sustainable management strategies. Our case study aspires contributing to analyze general patterns for sustainable use for this and other forest products highly extracted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 90 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 21%
Researcher 16 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 15 16%
Unknown 14 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 45%
Environmental Science 15 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Engineering 3 3%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 17 18%

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