This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme. They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea butter tree), timbers (e.g. alstonia, moabi, African whitewood) and medicinal plants (e.g. endod, bitterbark tree, iboga). The book shows the great possibilities for agricultural diversification in tropical Africa. The articles are illustrated with a geographic distribution map, a line drawing of the habit and colour pictures.
No. of pages: 169