CTA publications (11)
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CTA. 1996. CTA publications (11). Spore 61. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Flowers never before seen in the shops are now offered for sale in markets and by florists in Europe, due to rapid transport by air freight and sophisticated packaging, which ensures that the flowers stay fresh. The export of cut flowers is no...
CTA publications Flowers never before seen in the shops are now offered for sale in markets and by florists in Europe, due to rapid transport by air freight and sophisticated packaging, which ensures that the flowers stay fresh. The export of cut flowers is no longer restricted to Mediterranean areas, such as the south of France, Italy, Israel and Morocco. These countries are still important producers but, during the last thirty to forty years, African countries such as Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and others have secured a position in this trade. Cut flowers is aimed at tropical growers, particularly those in Africa, who operate fairly close to large towns or cities, whether they are independent or members of a cooperative or growers' group. The book contains details of the main production factors such as climate, soils, propagation, fertilizers and pest and disease control, and there is a section on packaging, transport and markets. Thirty-five popular flowers are discussed in detail, with technical advice on their cultivation. The global growth of floriculture is considered and the text is supported by colour photographs of the main cut flowers grown. Cut flowers edited by H D Tindall 1995 106 pp ISBN 0333 62528 5 is part of the CTA/Macmillan The Tropical Agriculturalist series and is available from CTA Radio In 1989, following preparatory studies, CTA in collaboration with Cierro (the Ouagadougou-based inter-African centre for rural radio studies) and with the Research and Technological Exchanges Group (GRET), brought together in Ouagadougou some twenty heads of rural radio stations and agricultural information services from ACP countries. In 1991, as the result of the recommendations, CTA launched a programme of activities to support rural radio programmes in ACP countries. Radio at the service of the rural world in ACP countries - journalists, producers, broadcasters, training centres, resource persons, is a list of names and addresses which covers all the partners who make up the vital links in the process of rural information. It lists journalists, producers, rural radio broadcasters, local and national, or agricultural information services and training centres of 70 ACP countries. Radio at the service of the rural world in ACP countries 1995 64pp ISBN 2 86844 067 3 available from CTA Agricultural extension in Africa At a regional seminar held in Libreville in 1991, during which the agricultural information needs of Central African countries were discussed, it was recommended that an international workshop be organized to discuss the different experiences in agricultural extension and the challenges faced in the current economic climate. As a direct response to this request CTA organized an international workshop in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 24-28 January, 1994. The proceedings contain seven keynote papers by eminent personalities in the field as well as several thematic papers on topics such as the role of women in agricultural extension, farmers organizations, changing perspectives in agricultural extension and networking for sustainability. Agricultural extension in Africa is the Proceedings of the workshop 195pp ISBN 929081 134 X available from CTA