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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Barker, David
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Geography and Geology
Title, Analytic
Yam farmers on the forest edge of Cockpit Country: Aspects of resource use and sustainability
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McGregor, Duncan; Barker, David; Evans, Sally
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Resource sustainability and Caribbean development
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Kingston, Jamaica
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The Press, University of the West Indies
Date of Publication
1998
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357-372
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Abstract
This chapter focuses on the impact of yam farming on the southern borders of Cockpit Country. Firstly, farmers actively cultivating land in Cockpit forests of the study area are profiled, and their cultivation systems, attitudes, and behaviour in relation to local topography and the forest environment are examined. Next, the role of yam sticks is discussed as an example of the complex problem of resource sustainability. Demand for yam sticks has both a local and regional dimension, which together generate a negative impact on timber resources. The chapter then comments briefly on the importance of buffer zones to the management of national parks in Jamaica.....
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