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Proceedings of the IPGRI International Workshop on Genetic Resources of Traditional Vegetables in Africa: Conservation and Use 29-31 August 1995, ICRAF-HQ, Nairobi, Kenya

L. Guarino, editor

Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 16.

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Guarino, L., editor. 1997. Traditional African Vegetables. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 16. Proceedings of the IPGRI International Workshop on Genetic Resources of Traditional Vegetables in Africa: Conservation and Use, 29-31 August 1995, ICRAF-HQ, Nairobi, Kenya. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben/International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy.

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Preface

Conservation and Use Strategies

Vegetable crop diversification and the place of traditional species in the tropics
Conservation through increased use: Complementary approaches to conserving Africa's traditional vegetables
Documenting Indigenous Knowledge - a challenge for all

Diversity and Traditional Uses of African Vegetables

Traditional vegetables in Ghana
Conservation and use of traditional vegetables from woody forest species in southeastern Nigeria
Research on African vegetables at the Horticultural Development Centre (CDH), Senegal
Conservation and utilization of germplasm of traditional African vegetables in Senegal
JEEP: promoting home gardening in Kinshasa, Zaire
Conservation and use of traditional vegetables in Ethiopia
The status of traditional vegetable utilization in Kenya
Nutritional value and utilization of indigenous vegetables in Kenya
The role of the National Genebank of Kenya in the collecting, characterization and conservation of traditional vegetables
Genetic enhancement of indigenous vegetables in Kenya
Organic agriculture in Kenya: fusion of science and traditional knowledge
Traditional African vegetables in Kenya: production, marketing and utilization
Conservation and use of traditional vegetables in Uganda
Indigenous vegetables of Sudan: production, utilization and conservation
Conservation of traditional vegetable germplasm in the SADC region
Conservation and use of genetic resources of traditional vegetables in Tanzania
Indigenous vegetables in Malawi: Germplasm collecting and improvement of production practices
Traditional vegetables in Zambia: genetic resources, cultivation and uses
Conservation and use of traditional vegetables in Zimbabwe
Traditional vegetables in Zimbabwe: the NGO agenda
Conservation and utilization of indigenous vegetables in Botswana
The use and conservation of indigenous leafy vegetables in South Africa
Network Vegetable Production in Africa: its contribution to conservation and use of traditional vegetables

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