This report, issued together in two volumes discussing fruits and vegetables, will continue an evaluation of underexploited African plant resources that could help broaden and secure Africa's food supply. The task is to assess the state of knowledge, the promise, and the limitations of little-known African fruits (wild and cultivated) and vegetables (including tubers and legumes) that have potential as food- and cash-crops.
This activity is sponsored by the Africa Bureau and the Office of Foreign
Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Data collection for this project began in the 1980s as part of a larger program, with funding for this component beginning 02/19/1998. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2006.