Unknown but not unloved
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CTA. 2001. Unknown but not unloved. Spore 95. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46324
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore95.pdf
Tamarind By HPM Gunasena & A Hughes, ICUC, UK, 2000. 171 pp. ISBN 0854327274 GBP 15 Euro 24.70 Free for orders from ACP countries
Some crops are less used than others, perhaps some even too little. According to the International Centre for Underutilised Crops (ICUC), tamarind (Tamarind Indica L.) is one such, and the first book in their new series Fruits for the Future is dedicated to this plant. This is a well-structured handbook on all aspects of the tree. Its past, present and future, and its geographical and taxonomic aspects are all well-covered, along with cultivation methods and its many uses. The tree provides shade, the leaves and flowers are used in curries and as fodder for animals. Its fruits are used fresh, for flavouring or making juice, jams and syrups. The hardwood is ideal for furniture and charcoal making and the bark is used for dyeing and tanning. A concluding chapter defines areas of potential growth, future prospects and research priorities. A very handy appendix gives contact details of resource bodies and individuals worldwide who can supply seeds, or tell you more about tamarind and conserving its genetic resources. Tamarind By HPM Gunasena & A Hughes, ICUC, UK, 2000. 171 pp. ISBN 0854327274 GBP 15 Euro 24.70 Free for orders from ACP countries ICUC University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK Fax: +44 2380 677519 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org