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Lost Crops of Africa

Lost Crops of Africa

National Academy of Sciences, 3 book set

The three volumes in the Lost Crops of Africa set describe the little-known indigenous African resources that have potential as food- and cash-crops but are typically overlooked by scientists, policymakers, and the world at large. They include:

  • Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grains
  • Lost Crops of Africa: Volume II: Vegetables
  • Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits

Get all 3 books for $131.99--An almost 20% savings off the list price! You save $30.96 off the combined list prices of the 3 books in the set!

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Lost Crops of Africa
 3 Book Set

List Price: $146.65
Web Price: $131.99
ISBN-10: 0-309-11687-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-11687-9

"...a book that anyone who grows or uses grains should read."
--The Growing EDGE

-from a review of the book Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grains

3 BOOK SET includes


Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grains

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ISBN-10: 0-309-04990-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-04990-0

1996, paperback
List Price: $24.95


There is an overlooked food resource in sub-Saharan Africa that has vast potential: native food plants. All in all, Africa has more than 2,000 native grains and fruits--"lost" species due for rediscovery and exploitation. This volume focuses on native cereals, dispelling myths about the nutritional value, flavor, and yield of African grains. The authors present information on where and how each grain is grown, harvested, and processed and list its benefits and limitations as a food source.


Lost Crops of Africa: Volume II: Vegetables

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ISBN-10: 0-309-10333-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10333-6

2006, paperback
List Price: $59.00


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.


Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits

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ISBN-10: 0-309-10596-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10596-5

2008, paperback
List Price: $79.00


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.