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Cover for Goat production system in mountain zones: the case of Peneda's Mountain.

Animal production plays a major social and economic role in Peneda's Mountain (NW of Portugal). In recent decades, population decrease has reached a peak but still continues, leading to a dismantling of social organization and fundamental changes in land management. The aim of this chapter is,...

Author(s)
Pacheco, L. F.; Pires, J.; Iglesias, A.; Cantalapiedra, J.; Barreto, D.; Araújo, J. P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Conference paper; Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Types of land use in the montado (dehesa) production system.

This study was based on data obtained from the General Census of Agriculture (RGA, 1999) regarding 932 farms from the Alentejo region (Portugal). Farms were classified by percentage of "montado" according to the land used for agricultural purposes (LUAP) ("montado" classes (MC): MCa 0-33%; MCb...

Author(s)
Pereira, M. S.; Quintas, A.; Coelho, I. S.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Some ecological impacts of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus rotundifolia</i> trees on the understorey environment in the "montado" agrosilvopastoral system, southern Portugal.

The influence of Quercus rotundifolia trees on precipitation chemistry, soil physical and chemical characteristics, light, nutrient and water availability and biomass production of the understorey was studied in a "montado" at Évora (southern Portugal). Ca and K were added to the soil by...

Author(s)
Nunes, J.; Madeira, M.; Gazarini, L.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Adaptation of an agrosilvopastoral system to land-use dynamics: local-level analysis of strategies and practice changes in north-eastern Portugal.

The different components of agrosilvopastoral systems are strongly dependent. Both political and demographic causes and the social and economical consequences of land-use changes affect decision-making and its capacity, calling for an adaptation to new situations and functioning contexts. In this...

Author(s)
Alonso, J.; Bento, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for European types of silvopastoral systems in the Mediterranean area: dehesa.

The ecosystem dehesa, which exceeds 3.5 million hectares in the South-West of the Iberian peninsula, is a peculiar silvopastoral system and generally well preserved. It is greatly extensive and has a high environmental value due to the low impact of human activity on the Mediterranean forest. The...

Author(s)
Olea, L.; López-Bellido, R. J.; Poblaciones, M. J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The influence of climate and soil type on the "montado" production system.

In an analysis of agricultural activities in Portugal and according to the Agricultural General Census of 1999, farms were allocated into three real evapotranspiration zones: between 400 and 450 mm/year (EZ1); between 450 and 500 mm/year (EZ2), and greater than 500 mm/year (EZ3). The "montado"...

Author(s)
Quintas, A.; Pereira, M. S.; Carmona, P. J.; Ramirez-Cruzado, D.; Belo, C. C.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930011)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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