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Revista de Ciências Agrárias

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BELO, Carlos Carmona; COELHO, Inocêncio; ROLO, Joaquim  and  REIS, Pedro. Agro forestry systems in the Portuguese mainland: Part II: montados, conditions of land use and evolution. Rev. de Ciências Agrárias [online]. 2014, vol.37, n.2, pp.122-130. ISSN 0871-018X.

The montado system predominates in the South region, in the area of cork oak and holm (to a lesser extent of the umbrella pine). It is the most extensive and important agro-forestry system in Portugal. The conditions for the formation of the montado (of land, markets and public policy measures), are presented through a historical perspective. The most relevant aspects of the technical and economic situation of the montado system: forage resources and livestock activities with higher economic value, are highlighted. A reflection of the weaknesses of the economic and environmental ecosystem was done, demonstrating its value and the impact of the common agricultural policy.

Keywords : montado; pastoralism; extensive livestock; CAP; montanheira Alentejano pig.

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