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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

A boon for mountain populations : large cardamom farming in the Sikkim Himalaya

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SHARMA E. ; SHARMA R. ; SINGH K.K. ; SHARMA G. ;

Abstract

Most of the population (80%) in the Hindu-Kush-Himalayan region depends on agriculture. Sikkim, like other parts of the region, must emphasize cash crops such as potatoes, ginger, mandarin oranges, and large cardamom (Amomum subulatum). This perennial cash crop is grown beneath various shade trees on marginal lands. Many new large cardamom plantations are on terraced fields previously used for cultivation of paddy and other crops. Two problems are viral susceptibility (as most farmers propagate the plant from split rhizome suckers) and decreasing yields due to plant aging. - (SLD)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Mountain research and development / ISSN 0276-4741

Editor : United Nations University, Tokyo - JAPON (1981)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 20, no2 [pp. 108-111]

Bibliographic references : 3 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 27286

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