The Agronomy and Economy of Important Tree Crops of the Developing World

Couverture
Elsevier, 22 avr. 2010 - 368 pages

Major tree crops contribute substantially to the economy of many developing countries on the Asian, African and Latin American continents. For example, coffee is the main revenue earner for Kenya. This book provides a comprehensive review of the agronomy, botany, taxonomy, genetics, chemistry, economics, and future global prospects of a range of crops that have great food, industrial and economic value such as cocoa, coffee, cashew, oil palm and natural rubber.

  • Discusses the major tree crops of great economic value to the developing world
  • The author is an eminent scientist who has won numerous awards for his work in this area
 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Arecanut Areca catechu L
1
Chapter 2 Cashew Nut Anacardium occidentale L
21
Chapter 3 The Coconut Palm Cocos nucifera L
67
Chapter 4 Cinchona Cinchona sp
111
Chapter 5 Cocoa Theobroma cacao L
131
Chapter 6 Coffee
181
Chapter 7 Oil Palm Elaeis guineensis Jacquin
209
Chapter 8 Rubber Hevea brasiliensis
237
Chapter 9 Tea Camellia sinensis L
275
Chapter 10 Wattle
301
Bibliography
313
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