Yet more information on the food trees of Africa

by Luigi Guarino on September 6, 2011

A new series of booklets ‘African Priority Food Tree Species’ offers an important step in gathering existing information together, offering a synthesis of 11 priority food tree species native to sub-Saharan Africa, such as the Baobab and the Shea Butter tree. The series also includes recommendations for their conservation and sustainable use.

And very nice the results look too. But what the series of booklets also offers is a bit of an overlap with the Agroforestree Database. See for yourself for Blighia sapida: the SAFORGEN booklet vs the pdf you get from the Agroforestree database.

One does wonder to what extent Bioversity and ICRAF worked together on this, in the spirit of the shiny new CGIAR.

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