Confronting food security in the rain forest of the coats

Vales Michel, Borrero Jaime, Caicedo Hercilio, Cambindo Fabio, Garcia J.. 2002. Confronting food security in the rain forest of the coats. In : Output 3. Enhancing regional rice research capacities and prioritizing needs with emphasis on the small farmers - 3A. Participatory development of rice for poor communities in marginal areas. CIAT Rice project annual report for 2002. CIAT. Cali : CIAT, p. 132.

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Abstract : Rice production has been decreasing on the Guapi river strands and had disappeared on the Timbiquí river strands, in the rain forest of the Colombian pacific coast. The rice crop is an important stable and it needed for food security of this region. From two surviving traditional varieties, Brilla Lola and Chino Grande at least 3 other traditional cultivars are recovered. Another six traditional varieties were tentatively identified, and these results need to be confirmed. These recovered traditional varieties are very important as genetic resource. Commercial lowland varieties Orizica Caribe 8 and Fedearroz 2000 were identified as adapted to this area and were accepted by the farmers. Four tones of seeds of these varieties were provided to augment rice production. The first participatory trials showed that the upland variety Irat 216 was adapted for upland and lowland conditions and was accepted by the farmers. This variety is known to have a salt tolerance and may be a widely adapted to a range of local conditions. (Texte intégral)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : riz

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Colombie

Classification Agris : F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
K01 - Forestry - General aspects

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Vales Michel, CIRAD-CA-CALIM (COL)
  • Borrero Jaime, CIAT (COL)
  • Caicedo Hercilio, UMATA (COL)
  • Cambindo Fabio, UMATA (COL)
  • Garcia J.

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