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Analysis of farming systems

Latin America and Caribbean

Due to its enormous latitudinal range, varied topography and rich biodiversity, Latin America and Caribbean has one of the most diverse and complex range of farming systems of any region in the world. Sixteen major systems have been defined and are briefly described in the document.

Irrigated

Forest based

Coastal plantation & mixed

Intensive mixed

Cereal-livestock (Campos)

Maize-beans (Mesoamerica)

Extensive mixed (Cerrados & Llanos)

Intensive highland mixed (North Andes)

High altitude mixed (Central Andes)

Mediterranean mixed

Temperate mixed (Pampas)

Extensive dryland mixed (Gran Chaco)

Dryland mixed

Pastoral

Sparse (forest)

Urban based (not mapped)


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