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Pineapple cultivation under tree canopies of ancestral agroforests in Mexico

Mexico’s contemporary cultivation of pineapple, the king of tropical fruits, depends on intensive monoculture which negatively impacts the environment and human health. This represents a regression in history, as pineapple was traditionally cultivated in agroforests, which preserve the structural characteristics and ecological processes and functions of natural ecosystems. Some of these agroforestry systems remain, having been conserved for centuries by Indigenous and mestizo communities, particularly in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, showcasing the sustainability and resilience of agroforestry.

Title of publication: Agroforestry at work
Volume: 2.1
Issue: 62
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Page range: 37-44
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Author: Jesús Juan Rosales-Adame
Other authors: Jesús Juan Rosales-Adame
Organization: Tropenbos International
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Year: 2024
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Country/ies: Mexico
Geographical coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean
Type: Article
Content language: English
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