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Plant germplasm : working towards free movement in the Region
What does it take for developing countries to build an industry from a mere plant, into ‘a whole set of new agro-industries’ which are vertically integrated and capable of displacing some of the million-dollar food imports? ...
Forage Fact Sheet : Tithonia
Tithonia is a tropical shrub rich in protein, valuable for feeding ruminants and rabbits. (Heuzé et al. 2016). It is a woody herb or succulent shrub, stoloniferous, annual or perennial, that can reach a height of 2 to 3 ...
Forage Fact Sheet : Trichanthera
Trichanthera is a small to medium sized shrub that grows to about 5 m high but reach to a height of 12-15 m
Forage Fact Sheet : Moringa
Moringa is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly used for food and has numerous industrial, medicinal and agricultural uses, including animal feeding. It is very nutritious, fast-growing, drought-tolerant, adapted ...
Forage Fact Sheet : Leucaena
Leucaena is a fast growing, evergreen, thornless shrub that grows up to 20 m tall. This perennial legume is well adapted to our local conditions and can be seen growing wild along the roadways. This is also so with gliricidia ...
Hunger and nutrition from belly-full to body-fuel
Part I-Exploring Hunger, discusses the various definitions and interpretations of the word hunger, its causes and global efforts to eliminate its extreme forms. Particular focus is placed on Goal 1 of the Millennium ...
Cassava and sweet potato : suitability of popular Caribbean varieties for value added product development
The information presented herein is the outcome of a project, “Enhancing the Value Added Processing of Roots and Tubers in the Caribbean through the Transfer of Improved Technologies” funded by the Inter-American Institute ...
Cassava in the Caribbean region : a look at the potential of the crop to promote agricultural development and economic growth
This document is an attempt to present an overview of the technological options that are currently available to promote increased productivity and competitiveness of the cassava crop. These options could become an excellent ...
Forage Fact Sheet : Mulberry
Mulberry leaves have been the traditional feed for the silk worm. Mulberry is a fast-growing deciduous woody perennial plant. The form of the tree can vary from pyramidal to drooping. Mulberry is an excellent forage for ...