Location: Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory
Project Number: 1245-21000-266-13-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: May 9, 2008
End Date: May 9, 2013
1. To assess the genotypic differences of cacao and legume cover crops to abiotic stresses such as nutrient deficiency/elemental toxicities, moisture stresses, and shade. 2. Cacao management systems such as agroforestry and cover crops systems and their impact on the soil quality factors will be evaluated.
Fundação Pau Brasil actively promotes sustainable cacao production through collaborations with cacao research institutions. This specific cooperative agreement (SCA) will emphasize the coordination of research approaches of the USDA/ARS and all collaborating institution mentioned here and will promote sustainable cacao production research and identification of abiotic stress tolerant cacao germplasms. The agreement promotes international partnerships and cooperation with the USDA-ARS.