Diagnosis of the pineapple industry in Guyana: major constraints and perspectives
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Pineapple production, the third export crop after rice and sugar cane, has been decreasing since 1990, in terms of volume and quality, resulting in a large reduction of exports of fresh fruit and a significant increase in the selling price. The survey consists of a descriptive analysis of the whole pineapple industry, aimed at identifying the main constraints, clarifying the need for technical assistance and training, and determining the actions to be undertaken. The methodology adopted consists of an evaluation of the local genetic resources, investigation of production; local and export marketing of fresh fruit and processed products; agronomic observations of the plots according to the pedo-climatic areas and experiments with Flower Induction Tretament (FIT). The major constraints of the whole industry are encountered during the production process. The main constraint is the lack of appropriate technology and general knowledge by the different individuals involved in the industry, which results in very low productivity (due to non-existance or inadequate cultural techniques) and direct losses (during production and after harvesting).
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