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Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition

(2013) BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 22(2). p.269-300
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Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) is a multi-purpose palm tree native to tropical Latin America, which is predominantly cultivated by smallholders in agroforestry systems. The fruits are rich in starch and contribute importantly to food security and the cash income of farmers who cultivate them. Complex value chains have emerged that link producers to consumers, but irregular product quality and market chain inequalities undermine the economic well-being of producers and retailers. Peach palm is genetically diverse, but screening for traits of commercial and nutritional interest is required to enhance the use of its genetic resources. Alliances between public organizations and private enterprises are needed to realize the potential for processing novel products from peach palm, especially in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors. The diverse challenges that emerge at different stages of production, processing and marketing require participatory research that directly involves stakeholders from the beginning.
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Agroforestry, Livelihoods, Nutrition, Processing, PEJIBAYE PALM, FATTY-ACID, CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION, FRUIT MESOCARP, VITAMIN-A, PHYLOGENETIC-RELATIONSHIPS, SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS, AMAZONIAN AGROFOREST, GENETIC DIVERSITY, HUMAN HEALTH, Bactris gasipaes, Genetic diversity

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MLA
Graefe, Sophie, Dominique Dufour, Maarten van Zonneveld, et al. “Peach Palm (Bactris Gasipaes) in Tropical Latin America: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Human Nutrition.” BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 22.2 (2013): 269–300. Print.
APA
Graefe, S., Dufour, D., van Zonneveld, M., Rodriguez, F., & Gonzalez, A. (2013). Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, 22(2), 269–300.
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Graefe, Sophie, Dominique Dufour, Maarten van Zonneveld, Fernando Rodriguez, and Alonso Gonzalez. 2013. “Peach Palm (Bactris Gasipaes) in Tropical Latin America: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Human Nutrition.” Biodiversity and Conservation 22 (2): 269–300.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Graefe, Sophie, Dominique Dufour, Maarten van Zonneveld, Fernando Rodriguez, and Alonso Gonzalez. 2013. “Peach Palm (Bactris Gasipaes) in Tropical Latin America: Implications for Biodiversity Conservation, Natural Resource Management and Human Nutrition.” Biodiversity and Conservation 22 (2): 269–300.
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Graefe S, Dufour D, van Zonneveld M, Rodriguez F, Gonzalez A. Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION. 2013;22(2):269–300.
IEEE
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S. Graefe, D. Dufour, M. van Zonneveld, F. Rodriguez, and A. Gonzalez, “Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition,” BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 269–300, 2013.
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  journal      = {BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {269--300},
  title        = {Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10531-012-0402-3},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2013},
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