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“Smart” dasheen resistant to drought

4 November 2015 - Now Grenada

November 5, 2015

Caribbean agriculture depends on seasonal rainfall, and this makes the sector highly vulnerable to crop failure due to the effects of climate change. But research conducted on a popular staple found in the Caribbean and the Pacific has resulted in a new variety of dasheen that has proven to be resistant to drought and soil with high salinity.