Sustainability Analysis on a Small Farm with Crop and Livestock

  • Regla Torriente Zayas University of Medical Sciences Carlos J. Finlay, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Victor Mauri Rodríguez National Association of Small Farmers, municipality of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Guillermo Guevara Viera Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Raúl Guevara Viera Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University, Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

A small farm affiliated to a credit-and-service cooperative collective venture in Camagüey, Cuba, was studied to determine its sustainability under a system integrating cattle raising and agronomy. Data from January 2009 to April 2010 were collected and the Logical Operation Schedule for Sustainability Evaluation (ECOFAS) by Funes-Monzote et al. (2002) was applied. Findings indicate an increase in incomes from sales compared to expenses. This evidence, therefore, shows that sustainability can be attained at short and median terms, but not at a long term, by implement- ing this system. Energy, nitrogen, and phosphorus balances confirm these results.

Publicado
2018-11-12
Cómo citar
Torriente Zayas, R., Mauri Rodríguez, V., Guevara Viera, G., & Guevara Viera, R. (2018). Sustainability Analysis on a Small Farm with Crop and Livestock. Revista De Producción Animal, 25(2), 24-31. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/2544
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación