Black jacks and slimy sticks end up in soups
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CTA. 2000. Black jacks and slimy sticks end up in soups. Spore 86. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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African Indigenous Vegetables: An Overview of the Cultivated Species. R. Schippers. NRI/CTA co-publication. 2000. ISBN 86964 515 6. CTA number 974, 20 credit points.
Rapid changes in food habits and lifestyles, increased urbanisation, and the search for new sources of income have revived interest in vegetables traditionally cultivated in Africa. However, little information is available, and interested producers, extension workers, and agricultural students alike have a hard time trying to access the data that exist. Here is just what they are looking for: a well-illustrated book that provides practical information for identification, cultivation, pest and disease control, and uses of 54 African indigenous vegetables, as well as details of distribution and nutritional value. Many local farmers, traders, students, and researchers assisted the author to produce this essential information source on plants originating from Africa, from black jack to zom, through fluted pumpkin, garden eggs, and slimy sticks. More of these colourful names can be found in the index, together with the relevant scientific names... African Indigenous Vegetables: An Overview of the Cultivated Species. R. Schippers. NRI/CTA co-publication. 2000. ISBN 86964 515 6. CTA number 974, 20 credit points.