Agriculture in the humid tropics

TitleAgriculture in the humid tropics
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1982
AuthorsU.S. National Research Council, Committee on Selected Biological Problems in the Humid Tropics
Book TitleEcological aspects of development in the humid tropics
Date Published1982
PublisherNational Academy Press
CityWashington, DC
Call NumberQH84.5.N373 1982
Keywordsagroforestry; soil conservation

Focused on ecological considerations in tropical areas, this chapter covers the following topics:

  • Agriculture as rearrangement of the ecosystem;
  • Productivity of tropical agricultural systems;
  • Constraints to shifting cultivation;
  • Cultivated land as an ecosystem;
  • Humid tropical agriculture as vegeculture/polyculture;
  • Animal products;
  • Export crops;
  • Linkages between tropical and temperate zones;
  • Nutrition in the humid tropics;
  • Stability of tropical agricultural systems;
  • Improving plants of the humid tropics;
  • Research needs; and
  • Agriculture and conservation.

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