Investigadores del INTA junto a otras instituciones obtuvieron importantes resultados al aplicar agentes de biocontrol y productos naturales para el control de patógenos que afectan el rendimiento y la calidad del maíz. Estas herramientas serían una opción frente al uso de fungicidas químicos.
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Mapping of urban and peri-urban agriculture in the Santa Rosa-Toay metropolitan area: methodological approaches for territorial reading
There is enough scientific evidence about the benefits to society brought by the development of urban and per urban agriculture, even though they might have a negative impact on health and environmental. Currently urban and peri-urban agriculture are not recognized in urban development policies and policy issues associated with food security. Urban and peri-urban agriculture are defined mainly by its location and at the same time by its reliance on resources and functions of cities. This idea generates uncertainty about where cities set its limits and their dynamics with agricultural practices.
Santa Rosa and Toay are two different municipal jurisdictional areas, located in the Capital department and Toay department, respectively, inside the province of La Pampa. However, since the beginning of the century the growth of urbanization resulted in a single agglomeration. The absence of political recognition as a metropolitan area is a constraint to planning and management of land use based on their potential and limitations.
The objective of this work was to develop a methodology to generate information on the broad spectrum of urban and suburban agricultural activities set in the metropolitan area of Santa Rosa-Toay.
The developed methodology permitted to understand processes which integrated spatial data with participatory procedures in the generation of information. Spatial data allow mapping and recognizing the urban and peri-urban agriculture, and making a preliminary analysis of their dynamics.
Keywords: urban development, qualitative methods, family farming, GIS.
1Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Estación Experimental Agropecuaria (EEA), Agencia de Extensión Rural, Anguil,
La Pampa, Argentina. Correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org
2Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Estación Experimental Agropecuaria (EEA) San Pedro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Correo electrónico: email@example.com
3Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Agencia de Extensión Rural (AER) Córdoba, Observatorio AUPA (Agricultura
Urbana, Periurbana y Agroecología), Facultad de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Diseño Industrial Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, (FAUDUNC
- INVIHAB- ARQ IIIC), Argentina. Correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org