National Academies advisory: Native African vegetables

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to hundreds of indigenous vegetables -- most of them resilient enough to thrive in poor soil -- that have fed Africans for tens of thousands of years. These plants, however, receive little or no attention from the research community. LOST CROPS OF AFRICA, VOLUME II: VEGETABLES, new from the National Research Council, discusses how greater efforts to explore the potential of such vegetables could enhance food supplies and economies across the continent.

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