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Sustainable Taro Culture in the Pacific: The Farmer's Wisdom

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Title: Sustainable Taro Culture in the Pacific: The Farmer's Wisdom
Authors: Ferentinos, Lisa
Keywords: taro
Colocasia esculenta
Pacific Ocean Islands
sustainable agriculture
traditional farming
Issue Date: Jun 2000
Publisher: Agricultural Development in the American Pacific Project
Citation: Farentinos L. 2000. Sustainable taro culture in the Pacific: the farmer's wisdom. Honolulu (HI): ADAP Project. 14 pages.
Abstract: In 1989, the US Department of Agriculture's Low-Input Sustainable Agriculture Program funded a study of taro production systems in the American-affiliated Pacific Islands.The primary purpose of the study was to document and test traditional or current methods of crop protection, soil conservation, and maintenance of soil fertility. Insect, weed, and disease checklists were compiled, as well as informal interviews of farmers, wholesalers, retailers, and others. This handbook summarizes the information that was gathered.
Description: Updated by Kristie Tsuda
Sponsor: Publication was supported in part by a grant from the USDA/CSRS Sustainable Agriculture Research and Educati on Program (formerly called LISA). Support was also provided by American Samoa Community College, College of Micronesia, Northern Marianas College, University of Guam, and University of Hawaii under the auspices of the Agricultural Development in the American Pacific (ADAP) Project. Funded by the United States Departme nt of Agriculture Cooperative State Resea rch, Education, and Extension Service Grant 99-38826-7854
Pages/Duration: 14 pages
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