Help on Agroforestry Proj. in Acre, Brazil

Ned Bade eb15 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 10 03:15:49 EST 1993


Please pass this appeal on if you know of someone who might be
able to
help!

We are a team of researchers at Cornell University trying to find
alternative crops and basic, value-added processing techniques
for a
community in the south-western corner of Acre State, Brazil. We
are
primarily seeking crops that can be harvested on an extractive
basis. We
are open to suggestions for non-native species, but would also
like to take
better advantage of species in the area.

Basically what we are looking for are crops for which basic
value added
processing can be done in the area with simple tools or
machinery with a
low start-up cost, and which would be viable for marketing in
the region.
What follows is a list of the crops that are currently being
utilized in
the area (mostly for consumption and local trading, but with
little or no
local processing).

If you have any knowledge of successful ways to process these
crops locally
and inexpensively, please let us know. We are also interested in
the same
for non-native species which would grow well with minimal
supervision and
care in Southern Acre (South of Cruziero do Sul). References and
documentation  & plans for successful  processing facilities
would  also be
greatly appreciated.

Local or Common Name                Latin Name
-------------------------------              
----------------------------
Cupuassu                                            Theobroma
grandiflorum
Guarana                                               Paullinia
cupana
Copaiba                                              Capaifera
multijug
Vanilla                                                Pampona
schaide
Aracaboi                                             Eugenia
stipitata
Andiroba                                            Carapa
guianensis
Sorva                                                  Couma sp.
Breu mescla                                       Protium
trifoliatum
Louro                                                  Aniba sp.
Sapata                                                 Matisia
cordata
Patoa                                                   Jaseenia
bataua
Assai                                                   Euterpe
oleracea
Bacaba                                                Oenocarpus
bacaba
Buriti                                                  Mauritia
flexuosa
Urucuri                                                Scheelea
matiana
Murumuru                                           Astrocarium
murumuru
Anatto or Urucum                             Bixa orellana

Replies can be sent to eb15 at cornell.edu, or through the CREAD
and DEVEL-L
listservers. Thank you very much for your help!
-------------
Ned Bade
Department of City and Regional Planning
Cornett University, New York, USA
eb15 at cornell.edu



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