Domesticating Indigenous African Tree Crops
This is a blog entry from Ecoagriculture.org on engaging communities in east and central Africa to participate in domesticating indigenous trees for better yeild and nutrient content.
Blog entry from Ecoagriculture.org.
"Tree crops play an important role in securing the incomes and food security of rural communities in West and Central Africa. The work of the World Agroforestry Centre on “participatory tree domestication” is striving to employ techniques to strengthen and augment the contribution of such plants. Put simply, participatory tree domestication refers to the means by which rural communities select, propagate and manage trees according to their own needs, in partnership with scientists, civic authorities and commercial companies. It is usually oriented towards specific local markets and encompasses the use of both indigenous knowledge and genetic selection based on scientific principles."