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Published by The Museum in Honolulu .
Written in English



  • Melanesia.


  • Agriculture -- Melanesia.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Other titlesAgriculture in Melanesia.
SeriesBernice P. Bishop Museum. Bulletin 219
LC ClassificationsGN670 .B4 no. 219
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p.
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6265757M
LC Control Number59000640

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Subsistence agriculture in Melanesia.. [Jacques Barrau] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Barrau. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the edition. Book: Subsistence agriculture in Melanesia pp pp. Abstract: On behalf of the South Pacific Commission the author carried out a general survey of native subsistence subsistence Subject Category: MiscellaneousCited by: Most of the researchers engaged in the various aspects of subsistence agriculture in Melanesia, which is very often called horticulture conventionally by Westerners, agree on the view that the staple foods of the majority of the inhabitants there have been Colocasia taros and yams since very old limes. Download PDF: Sorry, we are unable to provide the full text but you may find it at the following location(s): (external link).

Abstract Subsistence agriculture in the Pacific Islands has a complex prehistory centered on western Melanesia.   Conservation agriculture systems have long-term impacts on livelihoods, agricultural production, gender equity, and regional economic development of tribal societies in South Asia. This book presents South Asia as a case study, due to the high soil erosion caused by monsoon rainfall and geophysical conditions in the region, which necessitate conservation agriculture approaches, and the . The main features of and changes in subsistence agricultural systems have been documented in books and papers such as J. Barrau, Subsistence Agriculture in Melanesia, Bishop Museum Bulletin (Honolulu ) and Subsistence Agriculture in . However, under Spanish rule, and by the end of the nineteenth century, subsistence agriculture on the ranch (lancho) became accepted as the Chamorro way of life (Underwood ). Today, most ranchos are located in southern Guam and consist of a simply built cooking and sleeping house surrounded by food trees, chickens, pigs, and gardens (OTA ).

The environments where traditional agriculture was practiced in the Pacific Islands ranged from frost-prone but gardened mountain slopes at 8, ft (2, m) in Papua New Guinea to tiny atoll islets lying scarcely above the reach of the waves in the always warm equatorial ocean. Subsistence farming, form of farming in which nearly all of the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and the farmer’s family, leaving little, if any, surplus for sale or trade. Preindustrial agricultural peoples throughout the world have traditionally practiced subsistence farming. Some of these peoples moved from site to site as they exhausted the soil at each location. 1 day ago  Subsistence farmers like Ramokone stand to benefit from the Presidential Economic Stimulus Package for subsistence producers announced by Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development. Most of the people are rural villagers who depend on subsistence agriculture for sustenance. Therefore, agriculture and fishing are the mainstays of village life. Any surplus food or fish is bartered or sold at the markets. Land Tenure and Property.