Fruits and spices of the South Pacific
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CTA. 1991. Fruits and spices of the South Pacific. Spore 35. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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South Pacific perennial spice production by Dr Juan T Carlos and Dr S Balakrishnan 252pp 1990 ISBN 982 1750125 South Pacific fruit production edited by Dr Juan T Carlos 142pp 1990 ISBN 982 175011 7 published by IRETA Publications Availab
Spices have had a profound influence on the history of trading nations and on ocean exploration. Because spices have high value in relation to their volume, and are less perishable than other crops, their exploitation in the small, isolated and foreignexchange deficient countries of the South Pacific is an attractive possibility. CTA has contributed towards the publication costs of Perennial spice production, which looks in detail at the potential for cultivating the most important spice crops in each of eight countries in the region. The University of the South Pacific, which through IRETA has conducted the research for this South Pacific Agricultural Research Cooperation (SPARC) Project publication, have also produced Fruit Production, a collection of technical papers, called Technoguides. These provide practical information for farmers about cultivation procedures for various fruit crops, pineapple, mango, Iychee etc. Each farm activity is quantified and costed for labour, materials and equipment needed and projected yields and value of marketable products are also given. South Pacific perennial spice production by Dr Juan T Carlos and Dr S Balakrishnan 252pp 1990 ISBN 982 1750125 South Pacific fruit production edited by Dr Juan T Carlos 142pp 1990 ISBN 982 175011 7 published by IRETA Publications Available from CTA