Out of the Woods - Domesticating Capirona.

TitleOut of the Woods - Domesticating Capirona.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWeber J, Montes C, Vidaurre H, Dawson I, Simons A
Corporate AuthorsInternational Centre for Research in Agroforestry
JournalAgroforestry Today
Date PublishedDecember 1999
Keywordsarbre a buts multiples, ASB, domestication, genetic variation, multiplication des plantes, multipurpose trees, perou, Peru, plant propagation, variation genetique
AbstractCapirona (Calycophyllum spruceanum) is a priority agro forestry tree in the Peruvian Amazon. Its cultivation in agro forestry systems has been advocated to counter unsustainable land use practices such as slash-and-burn agriculture, to protect natural forest and raise rural incomes. This article talks about the work going on for the domestication of this important species.