Sheep Production in the Mixed-Farming Systems of Mexico: Where Are the Women?

Vazquez-Gracia, Veronica
Society for Range Management
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Two thirds of the world’s poor, rural people live in mixed-farming systems that combine extensive or semi-intensive livestock production with agri- 1 cultural crop cultivation. Animals provide meat, milk, ber, power, and manure in these systems. In addition, livestock are a form of savings and insurance against acci- dents, illness, and death. As social assets, livestock contribute to building social capital because animals are often used as gifts or in cultural ceremonies (i.e., weddings, estas).DOI: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v35i6_gracia
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