Sustainability, Environment, and Society
On November 25, 1998, a very limited edition of the first volume Revista de Casta, which came out of a third year course at EARTH University, “Sustainable Agricultural Systems”, was published. This volume contained information from the web page of the University of Oklahoma concerning beef cattle breeds. The students translated the information into Spanish, with corrections made by the professors. After this first edition, two more volumes were published, incorporating special works done by students in their different courses. Based on their technical and scientific experiences in their classes, the students published 16 technical notes as well as articles relating to the description of 11 beef cattle breeds and 13 dairy cattle breeds. In recognition of the potential bibliographical material that is generated during the studies done at EARTH, an editorial committee was formed to develop a plan for a journal for the university that would serve to guide the students, professors, staff and other members of the university community. This journal includes class work, special projects, entrepreneurial projects, and staff projects, as well as graduation projects, research projects that are conducted in less than one year. The name proposed for the University’s journal is “Tierra Tropical: Sustainability, Environment, and Society “. This publication is produced under the name of our university. Each volume has two editions: (1) January-June y (2) July-December.
Objectives The objectives of the journal are the following:
- Publish scientific and technical articles, with priority given to those articles produced at EARTH University.
- Publish technical notes that are produced during the teaching learning process of the agricultural scientist at EARTH.
- Communicate the experiences of graduates and community work in areas influenced by the university.
- Serve as a connection between the agricultural community, businesses, and academia, with special emphasis on developing countries.