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Indigenous Vegetables

The Nutritional and Economic Potential of Vegetables

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

From 1975 to 1985, maize, wheat and rice production grew twice as fast as the global population. But the green revolution had little impact in sub-Saharan Africa -- the region most crippled by hunger.

Don't Sweep Away Crop Diversity

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Efforts throughout Africa to promote staple crops -- high in calories but lacking in essential nutrients -- have ignored the importance of indigenous foods.