CPAA: agroforestry in Amazonia and elsewhere
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CTA. 1999. CPAA: agroforestry in Amazonia and elsewhere. Spore 82. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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CPAA (1) is the Amazonian agroforestry research centre of the Brazilian agricultural research corporation EMBRAPA. It was founded in 1989 with the mission to disseminate scientific knowledge and technologies aimed at the development of the western...
CPAA (1) is the Amazonian agroforestry research centre of the Brazilian agricultural research corporation EMBRAPA. It was founded in 1989 with the mission to disseminate scientific knowledge and technologies aimed at the development of the western Amazonian region. Several elements of CPAA's activities could be of interest to ACP countries. CPAA has launched research programmes on extensive or 'part-time' agriculture, processing of regional products, protection and conservation of genetic resources, rehabilitation and maintenance of degraded or abandoned lands, horticultural and fruit crop systems, and sustainable fisheries and agro-industrial development. CPAA closely collaborates with universities and international organisations, as for its SHIFT Studies on Human Impact on Forests and Floodplains in the Tropics) programme. SHIFT is carried out jointly with with the German Max-Planck Institut and marine research centre ZMT and their Brazilian partner INPA, the national Amazonian crops institute. A data bank on specific crops CPAA is currently compiling and disseminating a database containing information about specific fruit tree varieties, seed, and improved plant material. Research focuses on cupuacu (Theobroma grandiflorum), a tree with very aromatic and sweet fruit used in jams and syrups; dendezeiro oil palm (Eleias guineensis Jacq.); guarana (Paulinia cupana var. sorbilis), a big liane, whose seeds have medicinal and energetic properties; hevea; and cassava. Another research subject is pupunha (Bactris gassipaes Kunth), a palm fruit with a very delicate and much appreciated taste; it can be eaten directly, made into flour, or pressed for extracting oil. The Pupunha-Net (www.inpa. gov.br/pupunha/) brings together researchers and entrepreneurs; it is a source of theoretical and practical information, including a detailed introduction to the production system of this palm. CPAA is also a well-stocked centre of information and documentation that can be consulted through Internet: www.cpaa.embrapa.br/biblio/ sin.htm 1 Centro de Pesquisa Agroflorestal da Amazônia Ocidental. For further information Embrapa Amazônia Ocidental Rodovia Am - 010 km 29 CP 69.011-970 Manaus, Amazonas- AM, Brazil Fax: +55 92 622 1100 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cpaa.embrapa.br