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Resource IDB-project: Strengthening of Citrus Production
Type Working paper
Last update: 05/04/2018
Type: Working paper
Language English
Year of publication: 2016
Citation: Ministry of Agriculture (LVV) in collaboration with the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB)
Target countries: Suriname
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Summary For many years the citrus industry, once an important exporting industry, has been on the decline and is now on the brink of not being able to cover local demand. This is unnecessary as Surinam has ample potential to produce a wide variety of citrus species. This project aims at raising citrus yields and spreading the supply of citrus production more evenly throughout the year . Yields will be improved by working on a better supply of good quality planting material, by validating improved production techniques, and by informing and training farmers in appropriate production management techniques.