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From: Use of columnar cacti in the Tehuacán Valley, Mexico: perspectives for sustainable management of non-timber forest products

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Analysis of sustainability of productive systems in the jiotillal forest using the MESMIS [37].The sustainability degree is the sum of values of all indicators analyzed. The higher degree of sustainability is in the non-cleared forest under gathering rates of 25% fruits of columnar cacti, followed by the system based on the extraction of 10% fruit. Maize production in rainfed system had the lowest sustainability degree. Economic benefits from systems based on 25% and 10% of fruit extraction are lower than maize production system.

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