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February 22, 2012

Domesticating Indigenous African Tree Crops

Zac Tchoundjeu World Agroforestry Centre Ebenezar Asaah

Tree crops play an important role in securing the incomes and food security of rural communities in West and Central Africa. The work of the World Agroforestry Centre on “participatory tree domestication” is striving to employ techniques to strengthen and augment the contribution of such plants. Put simply, participatory tree domestication refers to the means […] ...
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February 15, 2012

Orphan Crops in Agricultural Landscapes

By Lloyd Timberlake Lloyd Timberlake is a freelance writer The “Green Revolution” never took off in Africa, for many, many reasons. One is that Africa contains so many different and varied agricultural ecosystems and in so many of these it is hard to grow the big international staples such as wheat, corn, rice, and potatoes. […] ...
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