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Title: Creolo beans production systems in Juruá valley, Acre, Brazilian Amazon
Authors: Mattar, Eduardo Pacca Luna
Oliveira, Eliane de
de Jesus, Jercivanio Carlos da Silva
de Araújo, Marlon Lima
Siviero, Amauri e
Júnior, Hamilton Carvalho dos Santos
Keywords: Smallholders agriculture;Phaseolus vulgaris L.;Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.;Traditional farming;Amazon;On farm conservation
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: A01, A01D 45/22
Abstract: The Juruá valley Mesoregion is recognized for its diversity of cultivars of common beans and cowpea and is an important center for on farm bean conservation in Brazil. However, there is little information about production systems of Creoles cultivars and, in this approach, the study aimed to identify the production centers and to gather information about beans production systems. Thirty eight farmers and five merchants were interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires. Juruá valley farmers use three beans production systems: "beach farming", "slash burn system" and "stuffy farming". The systems use family labor with low dependence on external inputs, two classified as itinerant. The study identified two beans production centers: Alto Juruá extractive reserve and Santa Luzia directed settlement project.
Page(s): 619-624
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.15(4) [October 2016]

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