volume 72, issue 5, P459-467 2015
DOI: 10.1590/0103-9016-2014-0369
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Abstract: ABSTRACT: In recent decades a boom in cashew (Anacardium occidentale) cultivation has taken place in Guinea-Bissau, leading to the replacement of traditional slash-and-burn agriculture by a cash crop. As a result, the country is currently one of the world's largest producers of raw cashew nuts and the cashew sector has acquired enormous importance in Guinea-Bissau's economy. Changes induced by the cashew boom at social and environmental levels are yet to be analyzed and understood. The present study provides …

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