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Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grain
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The final book in a three part series on the lost crops of Africa, this one looking at grains. The aim of this series it to highlight the magnificent assortment of native African crop varieties, and their potential for expanding and diversifying African and world food supplies

Compiled and published by the National Research Council, the purpose of this series is to highlight the magnificent assortment of native African crop varieties, and their potential for expanding and diversifying African and world food supplies. The material presented is extremely interesting and well organized. Each crop mentioned is illustrated with photos and drawings, a map showing its natural growing areas, a chart of nutritional content, prospects for its use, and growing, harvesting and handling information and additional information about individual crops. Great books for anyone interested, whether for research, study, enjoyment, or growing purposes.

Grains covered: rice, millet, fonio (acha) pearl millet, sorghum, and teff, including sub-varieties for subsistence use, commercial use, fuel and utility use, as well as other cultivated grains and wild grains.

Topics include summaries of the qualities of individual species, potential roles for selected African vegetables, overcoming malnutrition, boosting food security, fostering rural development, sustainable land care, increasing wild fruit usage, developing wild fruits, nutrition, sustainable forestry, and social difficulties.

Book title Lost Crops of Africa: Volume I: Grain
Author The National Research Council
Page count 408

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