Accession Number : AD0663059

Title :   CULTIVATED FOOD PLANTS OF THE RUPUNUNI.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. on Savanna Research Project,

Corporate Author : MCGILL UNIV MONTREAL (QUEBEC) DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Dagon,Jo

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This is the first of the Savanna Research Series to focus its attention on agriculture in the savannas. The fields of the shifting cultivators and the ranch gardens are seen as integral parts of the savanna landscape. A checklist of the species grown at selected locations is presented and certain of the plants discussed. A description is given of the various cultivation site-types from shifting cultivation to the commercial truck-farm. In conclusion the Amerindian need for help in procurement of seed and improved technology is stressed. The Rupununi is stated to have the potential to be self-supporting but never to be a garden-state to supply the rest of Guyana. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PLANTS(BOTANY), SOUTH AMERICA), (*GUYANA, AGRICULTURE), FOOD, GRASSES, SOILS, FRUITS, CLIMATE, FERTILIZERS, MAPS, PHOTOGRAPHS, FORESTRY

Subject Categories : Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
      Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE