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3 resultados encontrados para: AUTOR: Galván Miyoshi, Yankuic Masatzugo
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Sustainability assessment oriented to improve current systems and practices is urgently needed, particularly in the context of small farmer natural resource management systems (NRMS). Unfortunately, social-ecological systems (SES) theory, sustainability evaluation frameworks, and assessment methods are still foreign not only to farmers but to many researchers, students, NGOs, policy makers/operators, and other interested groups. In this paper we examine the main achievements and challenges of the MESMIS Program (Spanish acronym for Indicator-based Sustainability Assessment Framework), a 15-year ongoing effort with impact in 60 case studies and 20 undergraduate and graduate programs mainly in Ibero-America that is attempting to cope with the stated challenges. The MESMIS experience shows that it is possible to conduct sustainability assessments in the context of small farmers through a long-term, participatory, interdisciplinary, and multi-institutional approach that integrates a solid theoretical background, a field-tested operational framework, learning tools specifically devised to facilitate the understanding of sustainability as a multidimensional and dynamic concept, and a growing set of case studies to apply to and get feedback from users.

Specifically, through the dissemination of the MESMIS assessment framework in a large set of case studies in a contrasting set of social-ecological contexts, we have been able to: (a) characterize the NRMS, their subsystems, and their main interactions; (b) link attributes, i.e., general systemic properties, with sustainability indicators to assess critical socioeconomic and environmental aspects of the NRMS; (c) integrate indicators through multicriteria tools and to expose the multidimensional aspects of sustainability; (d) propose an initial multiscale assessment to articulate processes and actors at different spatial scales; (e) develop multimedia learning tools, i.e., Interactive-MESMIS, to help users understand dynamic concepts, trade-offs, and counter-intuitive behavior; and (f) promote participatory processes through role-playing games and agent-based simulation models. Key challenges are related to the need to conduct long-term longitudinal studies that fully capture system dynamic properties while at the same time actively involving relevant stakeholders through creative and lasting participative processes. We outline an improved assessment framework that should help move the program in this direction.

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*En hemeroteca, SIBE-San Cristóbal
Neotropical forest conservation, agricultural intensification, and rural out-migration: the mexican experience
García Barrios, Luis Enrique ; Galván Miyoshi, Yankuic Masatzugo (coaut.) ; Valdivieso Pérez, Ingrid Abril (coaut.) ; Masera Cerutti, Omar Raúl (coaut.) ; Bocco, Gerardo (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: BioScience Vol. 59, no. 10 (November 2009), p. 863-873 ISSN: 0006-3568
Bibliotecas: San Cristóbal
SIBE San Cristóbal
7012-20 (Disponible)
Disponibles para prestamo: 1
Nota: En hemeroteca, SIBE-San Cristóbal
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Forest loss in the tropics is one of the most critical contemporary environmental problems. Understanding the complex sociopolitical and ecological forces operative in producing this problem has thus become an important scientific mandate. Some recent literature has suggested that modern market economy trends in Latin America—namely, rural out-migration and policies strongly favoring high-input, industry-based agriculture—have helped curtail and sometimes revert the net loss of tropical forests, mainly through afforestation of land abandoned by smallholders. Government in Mexico, a megadiverse country with one of the biggest out-migration and remittance economies in the world, has excelled in applying free-market policies and in discouraging historical smallholder agriculture. Our analysis of Mexico's development path and of recent deforestation and reforestation trends at the national, regional, and local levels shows that, contrary to expectations, net deforestation is still occurring, and that other development, agricultural, and reforestation strategies are needed.

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Evaluación de sustentabilidad. Un enfoque dinámico y multidimensional / Marta Astier, Omar R. Masera, Yankuic Galván-Miyoshi, coordinadores
Astier Calderón, Marta (coord.) ; Masera Cerutti, Omar Raúl (coord.) ; Galván Miyoshi, Yankuic Masatzugo (coord.) ;
Valencia, España : Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica :: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental :: El Colegio de la Frontera Sur :: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Centro de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas :: Grupo Interdisciplinario de Tecnología Rural Apropiada :: Mundi-Prensa México , 2008
Clasificación: EE/333.715 / E9
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El libro “Evaluación de sustentabilidad. Un enfoque dinámico y multidimensional” es el cuarto volumen de la colección Evaluación de Sustentabilidad, mediante la cual se busca poner al alcance de un conjunto amplio de lectores materiales de referencia para profundizar en el concepto de sustentabilidad, su evaluación y su puesta en práctica para el fortalecimiento y rediseño de sistemas de manejo de recursos naturales. Este volumen es una lectura esencial para los interesados en el tema de sustentabilidad y su aplicación a los sistemas de manejo de recursos naturales. Presenta la oportunidad poco común de acceder tanto a una revisión detallada de los principales temas de frontera en las evaluaciones de sustentabilidad como de aprender de la experiencia práctica de 10 años de aplicación del marco MESMIS (Marco de Evaluación de Sistemas de Manejo de Recursos Naturales incorporando Indicadores de Sustentabilidad) en más de 40 estudios de caso a lo largo de Iberoamérica. Como complemento al texto, y dando respuesta a la carencia crítica de materiales didácticos en la literatura sobre evaluaciones de sustentabilidad, este volumen incluye también un CD, “MESMIS Interactivo”, con programas amistosos de simulación interactiva que ayudan a entender la naturaleza dinámica del concepto de sustentabilidad y la compleja interdependencia entre sus dimensiones social, económica y ambiental.