In the world, many societies gain their livelihood from agriculture and the majority of self-employed subsistence farmers live in a tropical area. The main aim of tropical agriculture is growing food for local consumption as well as producing crops for exportation.
The term tropics refers to different tropical areas such as humid-tropics, arid-tropics and monsoon zones. Specific techniques are adapted to cultivate in tropical areas. Indeed, the agricultural methodologies used in temperate zones are not suitable for tropical areas due to differences in climate, soil and patterns of land ownership.
A relevant event associated with tropical agriculture has been the Green Revolution. This was an agricultural improvement program which was aiming to improve corn, rice and other cereals.
Many topical food plants are propagated by cutting. Indeed, by bypassing the seed stage, plants grow quicker and accelerate their reproductive cycles.
Furthermore, many tropical plants use toxins to protect themselves; nevertheless, there are other species which are high in oxalates or produce powerful poisons.
Due to the tropical rainy weather, most of the food that grows in the humid-tropical areas is enough to feed the whole population. However, in dry areas, it is important to store water to permit the cultivation to proceed.
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