Accession Number : AD0679473

Title :   DRAINED-FIELD AGRICULTURE IN SOUTHWESTERN TLAXCALA, MEXICO.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES-NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON D C FOREIGN FIELD RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s) : Wilken,Gene C.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 155

Abstract : This study examines the land and water management problems of Tlaxcala, concentrating on the southwestern portion of the state which lies at the northern end of the Basin of Puebla on the Mesa Central of Mexico. To cope with poorly drained, sand-filled streamways which threaten flood and deposition on basin floor soils, the Tlaxcala farmers practice sophisticated land conservation and reclamation techniques, using a minimum of equipment. In the process, they have created a productive and distinctive agricultural region. A description of the methods they employ to maintain and expand the agricultural base in this difficult environment forms part I of this study. In part II, the ecology of farm life is discussed and the geographical relationship between complexes of agricultural practices, social systems, and populations is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RURAL AREAS, AGRICULTURE), (*AGRICULTURE, *MEXICO), CLIMATE, RAINFALL, POPULATION, SOILS, DRAINAGE, FLOODS, EROSION, IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, DEPOSITION, PRODUCTION, RECLAMATION, ECOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Agricultural Economics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE