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A conceptual framework for research and technology transfer to support sustainable tree crop development
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The participants at the Yaounde Roundtable in June 1999 concluded that research and technology transfer is a critical component of a regional Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP). Productivity enhancing and environmentally friendly technology will be critical to both the supply of tree crop products and farmer incomes. The primary tree crops targeted by STCP are cocoa, coffee and cashew. Additional tree crops may be considered within the context of diversification of cocoa, coffee or cashew production systems. A regional program is required to enhance the synergies to be gained by working across institutions and countries to successfully develop sustainable tree crop production. Furthermore, an integrated and holistic approach is necessary to link developments in research, technology transfer, market systems, information systems, grower and business support services, and policy change.
Permanent link to this itemhttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12478/3722
Post-Harvesting Technology; Markets; Farm Management; Socioeconomy; Domestic Trade; Crop Husbandry; Agribusiness; Food Security; Capacity Development; Smallholder Farmers; Plant Breeding; Plant Production; Diseases Control; Plant Genetic Resources; Livelihoods; Handling, Transport, Storage And Protection Of Agricultural Products