"This is my own innovation" : the history of limpo grass

Hocdé Henri, Chacon Mauricio, Miranda Byron. 2000. "This is my own innovation" : the history of limpo grass. ILEIA Newsletter, 16 (2) : pp. 31-32.

Journal article ; Article de revue sans comité de lecture
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Autre titre : C'est mon innovation : l'histoire du fourrage Limpo

Abstract : Livestock keeping is important in the Huetar Atlantica region among large medium-and small-scale farmers and began 40 years ago with the felling of primary forest. Pasture soils are generally shallow with low fertility and farmers have suffered several setbacks in recent years. One of these was the introduction of Ratana (Iscbaemum indicum). This "improved" variety is now the main grass in the region but it has turned out to be unproductive and low in quality. It is also coarse, resistant to, humidity and difficult to eradicate from pastures. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Expérimentation au champ, Innovation, Diffusion de l'information, Graminée fourragère, Hemarthria, Brachiaria brizantha, Arachis pintoi

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Costa Rica

Mots-clés complémentaires : Expérimentation en milieu paysan, Diffusion de l'innovation

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
F01 - Crop husbandry

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Hocdé Henri, CIRAD-TERA-AF (CRI)
  • Chacon Mauricio
  • Miranda Byron, IICA (SLV)

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