Questions on Toledo

1) pp. 147-8 What is unique about lake Patzcuaro compared to other lakes in the region? How does Toledo explain this?

2) pp. 148 Are the Patzcuaro indians isolated, traditional, or "pure?" p. 151 Why does the census underestimate the number of indians?

3) pp. 152 How did the 1910 Mexican social revolution help Indians with land use? Compare to history of Native Americans in the U.S.

4) pp. 1535 What is the difference in economic patterns between agricultural lands and other lands? How is the lake divided?

5) pp. 156 Compare the Patzcuaro economy to that of capitalism.

6) pp. 157-8 What are the advantages of the multiple use strategy? Compare to the cotton industry in Nicuragura.

7) pp. 158-162 Summarize Patzcuaro knowledge of natural resources such that it could be used as an answer on an exam.What is its relation to practical activities?

8) pp. 167-8 what is the central conflict of Naturla Resource Management, and what solutions are suggested by Patzcuaro culture?


Questions on Gliessman

9) pp. 13 What are the main advantages of indigenous agricultural engineering?

10) pp. 13-14 Compare yields of multiple cropping of beans and maize v.s. momocropping. Why the difference? How does adding squash help? How does leaving in weeds help?

11) pp. 16 How are wetlands used in modern agricultural engineering? How does this compare to indigenous wetlands agroecology?

12) pp 16-17, also see second to last paragraph on page 6 of "chapter 14, futures for African fractals" in the course packet: what are some future possibilties for application of agroecology?