Fig. 4. AMOEBA diagram showing progress toward sustainability on agrosilvopastoral systems throughout a nine-year period in Sinaloa, Mexico (created using Martínez 2005 and Perales et al. 2000). The diagram allows stakeholders to readily see to what extent the systems are improving in each of the selected indicators. Trade-offs, or synergies, and trends can thus be observed. For example, we can see that initial investment costs, yields, crop diversity improved, while cost-benefit ratio is decreasing a bit. Also participation in farmers’ groups remains a challenge.

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