Role of Fruit Production in the Tropics and Subtropics

JIRCAS international symposium series
ISSN 13406108
書誌レコードID(総合目録DB) AA1100908X
The tropics and subtropics are a rich receptacle of various fruits. People in these regions have lived on fruit for thousands of years. The most important role of fruit production in the tropics and subtropics is to provide food for local consumption.
The other important role of fruits in these regions is trade and processing for industry. Many people cultivate tropical and subtropical fruits for sale, in particular fruits such as banana and pineapple are cultivated in large scale plantations for industrial purposes to obtain foreign currency.
Nowadays, tropical and subtropical fruits are important commodities in international trade. Many factors, however, restrict this trade. In this presentation, I will discuss the role of fruit production in the tropics and subtropics from the standpoint of a Japanese professor engaged in research and education in the field of postharvest technology for horticultural crops.
作成者 Hirotoshi KITAGAWA
公開者 Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
開始ページ 1
終了ページ 5
言語 eng