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La sequia y sus consecuencias para el maiz en las islas de Cabo Verde

By: Amoros, R.V | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): Barry, O [coaut.] | Edmeades, G.O.|Banziger, M.|Mickelson, H.R.|Pena-Valdivia, C.B [eds.] | Querido, A [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 1997ISBN: 968-6923-93-4.Subject(s): Cape verde | Climatic factors | Drought resistance | Drought stress AGROVOC | Injurious factors | Plant production | CIMMYT | Zea mays AGROVOC | Yields AGROVOCDDC classification: 633.153 Summary: A brief description is presented of the characteristics of agriculture on the archipelago of Cabo Verde, with emphasis on rainfed agriculture (maize-bean association), traditional and subsistence agriculture, which is carried out under unfavorable conditions from planting through harvest time. Cabo Verde has an area of 4,033 km2 and rainfed agriculture is practiced on 97% of the cultivated land, with very low productive potential due to scarce rainfall. As a result, it is necessary to introduce new cultivation techniques and drought-tolerant maize cultivars. The climatic conditions and the morpho-pedological characteristics of the islands are not very favorable for agricultural exploitation. Thus we recommend the reconstitution and preservation of the natural vegetation, and an increase in reforestation, as an alternative to enhance the fragile ecosystem.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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A brief description is presented of the characteristics of agriculture on the archipelago of Cabo Verde, with emphasis on rainfed agriculture (maize-bean association), traditional and subsistence agriculture, which is carried out under unfavorable conditions from planting through harvest time. Cabo Verde has an area of 4,033 km2 and rainfed agriculture is practiced on 97% of the cultivated land, with very low productive potential due to scarce rainfall. As a result, it is necessary to introduce new cultivation techniques and drought-tolerant maize cultivars. The climatic conditions and the morpho-pedological characteristics of the islands are not very favorable for agricultural exploitation. Thus we recommend the reconstitution and preservation of the natural vegetation, and an increase in reforestation, as an alternative to enhance the fragile ecosystem.

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9801|AGRIS 9702

Jose Juan Caballero

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