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CTA. 2002. From top to bottom. Spore 98. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47534
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore98.pdf
From Messa, Cameroon, Jean Marie Hermann Ndi writes in with a question, and to explain how the content of Spore is being disseminated in his company, the SEPJMH.N. 'As soon as the new copy arrives, the management reads it thoroughly and pulls out...
From Messa, Cameroon, Jean Marie Hermann Ndi writes in with a question, and to explain how the content of Spore is being disseminated in his company, the SEPJMH.N. 'As soon as the new copy arrives, the management reads it thoroughly and pulls out the major themes of importance to us. It then passes them on to the extension workers, and to the village community which is going to participate in our training seminars. We would also like to know if CTA could provide us with information about the olive tree: how to grow it, its products and where we can get some. Does it grow in humid tropical areas? Sorry, Mr Ndi, but CTA does not have any publication on the cultivation of olive trees. It will not grow in most ACP climates. It is a hardy tree, not difficult to please, and it can stand high temperatures. It does need, however, a humid cold winter (average 3 oC) to produce its olive fruits, and it will not grow at altitudes higher than 600 m. It grows mainly around the Mediterranean Sea in Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Spain, in New Zealand, in south-western parts of the United States of America, and the only ACP location in South Africa. Its major product is the fruit, which is used as a food, and for pressing a cooking and eating oil.