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Self-sufficiency in rice production is one of the major objectives of government agricultural policy in the Dominican Republic. Therefore, heavy emphasis is put on double cropping, while other production systems, such as ratooning, are discouraged. In this paper traditional production systems employed by farmers in the Dominican Republic are described. It is argued, that in many cases these systems are well adapted to, or are a result of constraints in production conditions. As such, they are rational solutions co the many problems of an infrastructural nature, particularly faced by small farmers. It is suggested that under specific conditions some of the production systems may well be mote cost effective, both at a micro and macro level, than double cropping. Therefore, it is recommended to incorporate these systems into the national rice research activities.

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Crop Production/Industries

Farm Management

Issue Date: Oct 21 1984

Publication Type: Conference Paper/ Presentation

Language: English

Total Pages: 5

Record appears in: Caribbean Food Crops Society > 20th Annual Meeting, October 21-26, 1984, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands





Autor: Doorman, Frans ; Cuevas Pérez, Frederico

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/261567?ln=en







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