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Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 2: Vegetables


Series: Lost Crops of Africa Volume: 2

By: National Research Council

374 pages, b&w illus

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Oct 2006 | #32761 | ISBN: 0309103339
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This report is the second in a series of three evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes the characteristics of 18 little-known indigenous African vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists and policymakers and in the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each vegetable to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each species is described in a separate chapter, based on information gathered from and verified by a pool of experts throughout the world. Volume I describes African grains and Volume III African fruits.

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