Introduction of Clean Dioscorea Alata Planting Material into Small Farm Systems of Dominica

Resulting from baseline surveys of small farm systems in Dominica, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the French Technical Cooperation (FTC) recognized the unavailability of clean yam planting material as a major production constraint. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Guadeloupe and CARDI, Barbardos have developed anthracnose resistant (Bilep and SEA 189) and virus rested (Whire Lisbon) Dioscorea alata cultivars respectively during the last decade. In 1981 to 1982 samples of the above material were introduced into Dominica in order to alleviate the problem of lack of clean planting material. This paper describes the farming systems' methodologies utilized by CARDI and FTC to introduce this clean yam planting material into the small farm systems of Dominica. Results to date are discussed herein.

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Oct 21 1984
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