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Food from the Rain Forest

Synopsis
Deforested areas in the wet tropics have been farmed in a variety of ways with different ecological and economic consequences. The programme was filmed in south-east Mexico in an area that until recently was completely covered by rainforest. It compares traditional ‘slash and burn’ subsistence agriculture and mixed cropping of small scale garden farming of a Popolucan Indian community with high input, intensive cultivation of pineapple, tobacco and sugar cane monocultures. The effect of government land use policy is also shown to favour inefficient cattle ranching.
Series
Ecology, Course S326
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION
Subjects
Agriculture; Environmental science
Keywords
agriculture; ecosystems; Indians of North & South America; Mexico; rain forests; tropical rain forest ecosystems

Credits

Producer
Tony Jolly
Cast
Peter Evans 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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