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Present rice production (1985) and projections for the year 2000 are given. The Caribbean region is a net importer (180,000 tons) with only Guyana and Surinam having surplus production. No viable method to reduce the large imports projected for Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago is seen partly due to insufficient water for irrigation

SUBJECT: arroz; riz; prevision/ demande; pronostico/ demanda; caribe

POSTED TO: Caribbean Farming (Jamaica)

Research into livestock

Wellington, K.E. [aug1986]

Advancements in production in the poultry and swine industries have been largely achieved through imported inputs. Some notable successes sustained are: the development of the Hope breed of dairy cattle, and Red Poll, Brahman and Black breeds of beef cattle in Jamaica, the Senepol breed of beef cattle in the Virgin Islands, buffalypso in Trinidad and Barbados black belly sheep, the Cuban dairy ...

SUBJECT: ganado/ investigacion; race; caribe; caraibes; razas

POSTED TO: Caribbean Farming (Jamaica)

A systematic procedure for the development of food subsidy programmes would include: 1.) identification of undernourished groups in the society, 2.) consumption studies of these groups, 3.) determination of the foods which have high income and price elasticities, and 4.) application of subsidies to these commodities. Application of this procedure to the subsidy programme in Trinidad and Tobago ...

SUBJECT: malnutrition; subsidios; trinite et tobago; subvention; malnutricion

POSTED TO: The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Quarterly [0376-7655]

Dietary management is advocated to substitute for drug therapy in patients with diastilic pressures 90-104 mmHg, or in conjunction with anti-hypertensive drugs for those in excess of 105 mmHg. Data on the commonly used approaches such as sodium restriction, weight reduction, potassium supplementation, high poly-unsaturated/saturated fat ration in a low-fat diet, calcium supplementation, alcoho ...

SUBJECT: regime therapeutique; calcio; trouble circulatoire; caraibes/ sodium; potassium

POSTED TO: The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Quarterly [0376-7655]

A flip chart of health education pictures were shown to women from 4 geographic sites in Haiti to observe their level of understanding of pictorial messages. From their responses to 2 pictures the characteristics of simplicity, familiarity and realism were important. Pretesting of pictures is recommended for developing countries and an understanding of pictorial illiteracy in nutrition educators

SUBJECT: materiales de ensenanza; haiti; alphabetisation/ alimentation humaine; education diffuse; educacion informal

POSTED TO: The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Quarterly [0376-7655]

Describes the Copra Production Acceleration Programme of the Coconut Industry Board. Planting material of Maypan (Malayan Dwarf X Panama Tall) developed locally for marginal land and the lethal Yellowing resistant Malayan Dwarf are provided free to farmers as well as grants for fertilizer use and technical advice

SUBJECT: subsidios; jamaica/ variedades; resistance aux maladies; subvention; jamaique/ variete

POSTED TO: Caribbean Farming (Jamaica)

Commercial culture of the Giant Malaysian Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) is described in 3 stages: maintenance of broodstock, rearing of post-larvae and the growing out of post-larvae to adults. Reference is made to systems practised in Martinique, Hawaii, Israel, Thailand and Tahiti. Feeds used include combinations of freshly hatched or frozen brine shrimp nauplii, fish flesh, squid flesh, ...

SUBJECT: hawai; crevette; camaron de mar; tailandia/ tecnicas de alimentacion; elevage de crustaces

POSTED TO: Caribbean Farming (Jamaica)

Hypertension is the largest single contributor to deaths in the Caribbean, causing renal impairment, congestive cardiac failure and stroke. A uniform approach to treatment is advised for government and private clinics. Patients suggested for drug therapy are those with diastolic or systolic blood pressure in excess of 105 mmHg and 180 mmHg respectively, or with blood pressure over 160/90 and a ...

SUBJECT: regime therapeutique; terapeutica medicamentosa; trouble circulatoire; caribe; caraibes

POSTED TO: The Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Quarterly [0376-7655]

Present rice production (1985) and projections for the year 2000 are given. The Caribbean region is a net importer (180,000 tons) with only Guyana and Surinam having surplus production. No viable method to reduce the large imports projected for Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Trinidad and Tobago is seen partly due to insufficient water for irrigation

SUBJECT: production vegetale; arroz; riz; prevision/ demande; produccion vegetal

POSTED TO: Caribbean Farming (Jamaica)

In field trials in Jamaica, mature sugarcane was treated with the isopropylamine salt formulation at 0.33 kg a.i/ha and with the sodium salt formulation at 0.56 kg a.i/ha of glyphosate at different times of the year corresponding to different climatic regimes influencing the ripening of sugarcane. Sampling of the trials was done up to 10 weeks after treatment. Both glyphosate formulations exhi ...

SUBJECT: jamaique/ rendement des cultures; bilan hydrique; variete; canne a sucre; cana de azucar