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Coconut Sector Development Project. Report on the mission from 24th September to 10th October 2002

Calvez Claude-Hervé, Dery Sylvester Kuuna, Arthur Ransford. 2003. Coconut Sector Development Project. Report on the mission from 24th September to 10th October 2002. Montpellier : CIRAD-CP, 2 vol. (22, 53 p.) N° de rapport : CP_SIC 1586

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Abstract : In compliance with the terms of reference for this mission, the different agronomy components of the CSDP were examined with the Director of the OPRI Coconut Programme, and the recommendations in this report are made jointly by CIRAD and OPRI. Planting material production: - Ayinasi seed garden management: In order to reduce the number of illegitimate seednuts observed, in October 2001 the Project started implementing the recommendations made by ClRAD and OPRI, and an examination of the records for the seed beds set up since November 2002 will make it possible to measure the effect of the steps taken to reduce illegitimacy rates. - Installation of the new seed garden at Bonsaso (MYD and SGD) in Western Region: Use of the seed gardens can begin in 2004, and the seeds produced should make it possible to plant around 300, 1,150 and 1,400 ha of new plantings in 2006, 2007 and 2008 respectively. -Project to set up a new seed garden at Assin Amoabin in Central Region: In order to prepare for the future and increase the potential area to be planted or replanted, and following the recommendations of the last Steering Committee meeting, the Project will be setting up a new 15-ha seed garden at Assin Amoabin in Central Region in 2003. Seedling production: The Project has a good command of the technical recommendations for seed bed and nursery management. Replanting programme: Although the Project has a good command of the technical procedures for setting up new plantings, the Oryctes problem as indicated in the plantation visit report appended to this report, remains the only major constraint for good development of the plantings that have been set up. Intensification programme: The choice of plantations for the 2002 intensification programme has been recentred on the coastal zone in the central and western part of Jomoro district, a zone where the effect of intensification is maximum and where farmers have no alternative to coconut cultivation. In order to maintain soil fertility once fertilizer applications are halted, at the end of 2002 under this programme, the Project will be launching: - an awareness drive among farmers to generalize as much as possible the use of husks as a source of potassium fertilizer, - an awareness drive among farmers to improve plantation upkeep techniques and, in particular, restore soil fertility. CIRAD technical support programme: With the progression of the project, it has become necessary to make amendments to the scheduled of visits by consultants from CIRAD. The changes were necessary to re-focus on areas where such experts will make vital contribution to the success of the Project. It has also been proposed to set aside 23 days for any unforeseen problem that might require a visit by a consultant. National executive training programme: In compliance with Project objectives: Aiyinasi Seed Garden Supervisor, followed a fortnight's training course (2-17/12/2001) at the Marc Delorme Coconut Station in the Ivory Coast on: management of emasculation operations, pollen preparation and packaging, fruit-set checks and file keeping. Planting Material Manager, followed a fortnight's training course (20/01-04/02/2002) at the Marc Delorme Coconut Station in the Ivory Coast on seed production techniques, seed garden management and planting material preparation in the seed bed and nursery. From the end of 2002, the Agence française de développement (AFD) is to fund a Project for the revival of the coconut smallholder sector in Mozambique. Under this Project, there are plans to fund scientific and technical exchanges, notably through mutual visits, between Ghanaian experts and Mozambican specialists. The visits to Ghana by Mozambican specialists will be programmed during missions to Ghana by CIRAD specialists. The missions by Ghanaian specialists to Mozambique will be programmed during visits to Mozambique by CIRAD specialists. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Cocos nucifera

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Ghana

Classification Agris : F01 - Crop husbandry
F03 - Seed production
E14 - Development economics and policies

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Calvez Claude-Hervé, CIRAD-CP-COCOTIER (FRA)
  • Dery Sylvester Kuuna, OPRI (GHA)
  • Arthur Ransford

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Source : Cirad - Agritrop (https://agritrop.cirad.fr/513851/)

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