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Moringa is a multipurpose tree and an important vegetable crop elsewhere. However, it is recently introduced to Botswana and grown in the backyards of households as a shade. Its uses are generally unknown to the community, and it is underutilized despite its huge nutritional and non-food uses. In...

Author(s)
Ntshambiwa, K. T.; Seifu, E.; Mokhawa, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Food Production, Processing and Nutrition, 2023, 5, 7,
Abstract

Objectives: Cowpea (Vigna sinensis L.) is one of the world's most popular and widely consumed vegetable crops, and its economic success in Saudi Arabia is dependent on high-quality yield. Cowpea is the most important indigenous legume crop in terms of economic value. Cowpea seed has been employed...

Author(s)
Al-Amri, S.
Publisher
King Saud University, Imprint of Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of King Saud University - Science, 2023, 35, 1,
Abstract

Wild edible food plants (WFPs) are valuable resources in the traditional food systems of many local cultures worldwide, particularly in underdeveloped regions. Understanding patterns of food preferences requires conducting cross-cultural food studies among various ethnic groups in a specific area....

Author(s)
Waheed, M.; Haq, S. M.; Arshad, F.; Bussmann, R. W.; Pieroni, A.; Mahmoud, E. A.; Casini, R.; Yessoufou, K.; Elansary, H. O.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Biology, 2023, 12, 2,
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The camel is practically symbolic for western arid region of Rajasthan. This animal has the immense contribution to livelihood of the Raika pastoral community who has a long relationship with this animal. Raikas followed their own traditional practices in all aspects of camel rearing including...

Author(s)
Meena, D. C.; Sanchita Garai; Sanjit Maiti; Mukesh Bhakat; Meena, B. S.; Kadian, K. S.
Publisher
Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2023, 93, 1, pp 45-50
Abstract

Promoting neglected and underutilized crop species is a possible solution to deal with the complex challenges of global food security. Chayote is a Neglected and Underutilized Cucurbit Species (NUCuS), which is recognized as a fruit vegetable in Latin America and is widely grown in Asia and Africa. ...

Author(s)
Shi Miao; Wang YiHang; Olvera-Vazquez, S. G.; IƱiguez, J. C.; Min San Thein; Watanabe, K. N.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2023, 12, 3,
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This study aims to explore the possibility of a reduced application of inorganic nitrogen (N) fertiliser on the yield, yield qualities, and biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) of the hydroponic common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), without compromising plant performance, by utilizing the inherent...

Author(s)
Karavidas, I.; Ntatsi, G.; Ntanasi, T.; Tampakaki, A.; Giannopoulou, A.; Pantazopoulou, D.; Sabatino, L.; Iannetta, P. P. M.; Savvas, D.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2023, 12, 3,
Abstract

Solanum nigrum is an underutilised vegetable that accumulates high leaf nutrient levels. Although numerous micropropagation protocols are reported for its mass production, there have been no follow-on studies detailing the pollen and seed viabilities of clones or clonal genotypes. It is important...

Author(s)
Shaik, S.; Chetty, D.; Watt, M. P.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
South African Journal of Botany, 2023, 153, pp 203-208
Abstract

The combination of the high biodiversity and many ethnicities in Thailand results in extensive ethnobotanical studies, especially in the northern part of the country. Here we have assembled 7620 records from 60 references regarding how plants are used for food among 14 ethnicities in northern...

Author(s)
Panyadee, P.; Wangpakapattanawong, P.; Inta, A.; Balslev, H.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Diversity, 2023, 15, 1,
Abstract

Crop diversification is crucial for sustaining food security under current climatic conditions which limits crop productivity. It also provides an opportunity for the introduction of new food products and medicinal plants. Effective exploration of Amaranthus in the Southern African Development...

Author(s)
Netshimbupfe, M. H.; Berner, J.; Kooy, F. van der; Oladimeji, O.; Gouws, C.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
South African Journal of Botany, 2023, 152, pp 192-202
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Research on a neglected crop of Ethiopia

Date
18 February 2022

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