Resource IDB-Comp.2-3: Strengthening of the Production of Passion fruit, Pineapple & Soursop
Type Working paper
Last update: 13/06/2018
Type: Working paper
Language English
Year of publication: 2016
Target countries: Suriname
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Summary Farmers in Surinam grow a wide range of tropical fruits, which are consumed fresh or are processed into drinks, pulp or conserved fruit. Most of the fruit production is for local consumption (except bananas), but some export opportunities (all still very small) have emerged lately. Import substitution is another opportunity, which, with the devaluation of the Surinamese dollar, has become more attractive. This project aims at: improving and/or maintaining the genepool of the three selected fruits; and improving the production techniques practiced by farmers, with a specific emphasis on organic alternatives. This project is a component of the Strengthening of Agricultural Innovation which is financed by the ID