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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Proceedings

by Gunsam, C.G; John, H; Pinchinat, A.M; Degras, L; Giffard, J.B; IICA, Castries (Santa Lucía); Regional Advisory Workshop for Yam Development Projects in the Eastern Caribbean Castries (Santa Lucía) 17-19 Jul 1989.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall number: IICA-PRRET A2/LC No.89-04 Series: Reports, Results and Recommendations from Technical Events Series A2/LC (IICA) no. 89-04. Publisher: Castries (Santa Lucía): 1989Description: p. 29-31.ISSN: 0253-4746.Summary: The papers refers to the production of yam; yam species/cultivars; planting material and season; land preparation; yields and marketing channels. Continuously, it presents the major constraints: 1) most of the traditional cultivars in particular the alata species are characterized by low yield and are susceptible to anthracnose; 2) unavailability of clean or disease free planting materials to farmers; poor marketability and lack of co-ordination between production and marketing; and post-harvest losses due to poor handling and packing techniques and production is seasonal and labour-intensive. Finally, it is presented the improvement plan for the mentioned problems and constraints that require technical inputs, farmers education and capital investments. (MIBA)Subject(s): DIOSCOREA | PRODUCCION | CULTIVARES | RENDIMIENTO | SAN VICENTE Y LAS GRANADINAS
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