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Cajanus is now dominating the system and covering the rice - 5.2.2009

Cajanus is now dominating the system and covering the rice
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International Cocoa Research Project Sara Ana - Bolivia

International Cocoa Research Project Sara Ana - Bolivia

Topic: Cocoa Production

June 2007 - December 2020

Information at: www.fibl.org

Latin America - Bolivia

"What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development?
Long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics".

"What is the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable development?

Long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics"

On behalf of: Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau FIBL – Switzerland

This research project is part of an international research project with trials in India and Kenya. The Bolivian trial seeks to evaluate the long term impact and benefits of different agriculture management systems on cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production and soil characteristics.  A twenty-year system comparison trial is being investigated in the humid tropical region of Yungas, Department of La Paz, Bolivia at an altitude of 350 m above mean sea level. The area has an average annual precipitation of about 1,540 mm, and average monthly temperature between 22 to 27 °C. The following systems: monoculture, full sun (in the productive phase) with conventional management (Mono Conv.), monoculture, full sun (in the productive phase) with organic management (Mono Org.), diversified, shaded agroforestry system with conventional management (AF Conv.), diversified, shaded agroforestry system with organic management (AF Org.), diversified, shaded successional agroforestry system with organic management (SAFS) and fallow land (BAR) were arranged in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with four replicates. Compost, leguminous crops, bio control and manual weeding are applied to the monoculture organic system. No compost, bio control, manual weeding is applied to the successional agroforestry system. Synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides are applied to the monoculture and agroforestry systems with conventional management.

 

ECOTOP is responsible for the overall management of the project as well as for the agronomic management of the agroforestry treatments.

 

More information at www.fibl.org

 

Duration: June 2007 until 2017

 

 


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