Land use strategies in Pucallpa, Perú
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Fujisaka, Sam. 1997. Land use strategies in Pucallpa, Perú. In: Murray, Tamsyn; Gallopín, Gilberto C. (eds.). International Workshop Integrated Conceptual Framework for Tropical Agroecosystem Research Based on Complex Systems Theories: A CIAT/University of Guelph Project (1, 1997, Cali, Colombia). Proceedings. Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, CO. p. 57-65. (Working document no. 167)
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In a selected study are in Pucallpa, Peru, 151 farmer-settlers were interviewed to understand current land use dynamics. Respondents were stratified according to broad differences determined by preliminary informal surveys. Settlers included: farmers practicing slash-and-burn agriculture in upper forested areas, slash-and-burn farmers living along rivers, small-scale cattle ranchers with lands located largely along the road connecting Pucallpa to Lima, and a subset of forest slash-and-burn farmers who had established oil palm as a cash crop. This working paper describes land use patterns and differences among these groups. Some of the problems and opportunities faced by each group are considered.