Are Trees More Profitable than Maize? A Comparison of Income Generating Crops in the Guatemalan Highlands

Trees can become an attractive integral component of farming systems by demonstrating that they are as profitable than traditional agricultural crops. Agroforestry systems help address the short-term profitability needs of the farmer while achieving long-term goals of maintaining yields and the environment. This study compares the profitabilities of traditional crops and an agroforestry system. A linear programming model finds an optimal farming alternatives through long-term financial analysis. The results are presented in the context of scenarios which include different discount rates and land quality classifications.


Issue Date:
Jul 14 1992
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
15




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