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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 2135-2142
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.240


Exploitation of Climate Resilient Minor Tropical Fruit Crops for Nutritional and Livelihood Security in Fiji Islands
A.K. Tiwari1*, D.S. Mishra2, Salesh Kumar1 and D.M.C. Champathi Gunathilake1
1Fiji National University, College of agriculture, Fisheries and forestry, Koronivia, Fiji Islands
2Central Horticultural Experiment Station, Godhra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Fiji enjoys a tropical maritime climate, but a sizeable areas of this pacific islands also comes under dry areas, earlier sugarcane was grown on large scale, but due to constraints now it is slowly substituted by other enterprise, among them horticulture has emerged as major enterprise, but establishment of orchard is a long term investment and its fruit comes many year after planting, so a careful need is to be taken before establishment of orchard, a number of minor tropical fruits are grown in Fiji islands like ber, custard apple, bael, guava, jamun, jackfruit, kavika, lasora, nandau, mulberry, passion fruit, starapple, tamarind, tarawau, mulberry who are not only rich in their nutritional value, and can be utilized for preparation of various nutrient enriched product, providing earning to the farmer as well as processor. These minor fruits has inherent capacity to survive and perform well under changing climate, and inclement weather but no attention has been paid to these crops, popularization of these crops in disadvantaged areas suffering due to erratic rainfall, soil and marginal land not only provide a substantial employment as well as livelihood security to the farmers.


Keywords: Minor fruits, Sustainable, Livelihood, Value addition
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Tiwari, A.K., D.S. Mishra, Salesh Kumar and Champathi Gunathilake, D.M.C. 2018. Exploitation of Climate Resilient Minor Tropical Fruit Crops for Nutritional and Livelihood Security in Fiji Islands.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 2135-2142. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.240