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Lost Crops of Africa, Volume 3: Fruits


Series: Lost Crops of Africa Volume: 3

By: National Research Council

354 pages, B/w photos, illus

National Academies Press (NAP)

Paperback | Jan 2008 | #32762 | ISBN-13: 9780309105965
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About this book

This book is the third in a series evaluating underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The volume describes 24 little-known indigenous African cultivated and wild fruits that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large. The book assesses the potential of each fruit to help overcome malnutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and create sustainable landcare in Africa. Each fruit is also described in a separate chapter, based on information provided and assessed by experts throughout the world.

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