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Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits

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Lost Crops of Africa

Volume III: Fruits (2008)
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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. Volume I describes African grains and Volume II African vegetables.

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National Research Council. 2008. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11879.

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380 pages | 6 x 9
ISBNs:
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-10596-5
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-16443-6
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/11879
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Front Matter i-xxvi
INTRODUCTION 1-22
1 BALANITES (Desert Date, Lalob) 23-40
2 BAOBAB 41-60
3 BUTTERFRUIT (Safou, Bush Mango) 61-76
4 CARISSA 77-88
5 HORNED MELON 89-102
6 KEI APPLE 103-116
7 MARULA 117-134
8 MELON 135-148
9 TAMARIND 149-164
10 WATERMELON 165-182
Volume III part 2 Wild Fruits 183-184
INTRODUCTION 185-220
1 AIZEN (MUKHEIT) 221-234
2 CHOCOLATE BERRIES 235-242
3 CUSTARD APPLES 243-252
4 EBONY 253-262
5 GINGERBREAD PLUMS 263-270
6 GUMVINES 271-280
7 ICACINA 281-290
8 IMBE 291-300
9 MEDLARS 301-308
10 MONKEY ORANGES 309-316
11 STAR APPLES 317-324
12 SUGARPLUMS 325-330
13 SWEET DETAR 331-338
14 TREE GRAPES 339-346
Appendix A: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PANEL MEMBERS 347-350
Appendix B: CREDITS 351-354
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