Lost Crops of Africa: Volume III: Fruits
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 organised. 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.
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.