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Globally, a substantial proportion of existing indigenous and naturalized foods are often neglected thereby narrowing the food-base available to humans. The current study explored the use and contribution of indigenous and naturalized plants to the households' food-pool among 12 communities in the...

Author(s)
Omotayo, A. O.; Ndhlovu, P. T.; Tshwene, S. C.; Aremu, A. O.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2020, 9, 8,
Abstract

Vegetables are rich in vitamins and other micronutrients and are important crops for healthy diets and diversification of the food system, and many traditional (also termed underutilized or indigenous) species may play a role. The current study analyzed 35 vegetables with a European region of...

Author(s)
Sousa, K. de; Solberg, S. Ø.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Agriculture, 2020, 10, 8,
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Although positive steps have been taken towards reducing food insecurity, it remains a serious and recurrent issue, especially in developing countries. Food insecurity is aggravated by the world's growing population and global ecological changes and calls for novel agriculture-based hunger...

Author(s)
Mwanga, R.; Kebede, S. W.; Bokelmann, W.
Publisher
Rural Outreach Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 2020, 20, 1, pp 15177-15193
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Livingstone potato (Plectranthus esculentus N.E.Br) is an underutilised indigenous root vegetable grown by communal farmers in the eastern provinces of Zimbabwe. It is vegetatively propagated using unimproved retained tubers from the previous season. The risk of disease carryover is therefore high, ...

Author(s)
Kujeke, G. T.; Chitendera, T. C.; Masekesa, R. T.; Mazarura, U.; Ngadze, E.; Rugare, J. T.; Matikiti, A.
Publisher
Hindawi, London, UK
Citation
Advances in Agriculture, 2020, 2020, 8364153,
Abstract

Selective and neutral forces shape human microbiota assembly in early life. The Tsimane are an indigenous Bolivian population with infant care-associated behaviors predicted to increase mother-infant microbial dispersal. Here, we characterize microbial community assembly in 47 infant-mother pairs...

Author(s)
Sprockett, D. D.; Martin, M.; Costello, E. K.; Burns, A. R.; Holmes, S. P.; Gurven, M. D.; Relman, D. A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 7,
Abstract

Due to the increasing popularity of consuming only plant products, including vegetarianism and more recently veganism, vegetables and fruits have gradually become an increasingly important component of the human diet, worldwide. The large diversity of Brazilian tropical fruits, such as murici, ...

Author(s)
Santos, J. F. L.; Rossi, A. A. B.; Pena, G. F.; Tiago, A. V.; Zortéa, K. E. M.; Cardoso, E. S.; Pedri, E. C. M.; Santos, I. C. B.; Santos, P. H. A. D.; Santos, D. B.; Santos, I. R. B.
Publisher
FUNPEC, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
Citation
Genetics and Molecular Research, 2020, 19, 2,
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The South American tomato leafminer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick), a world destructive tomato insect pest, is a new invasive alien species in China and has posed a potential threat to the Chinese tomato industry. To control T. absoluta effectively, the laboratory toxicity and field control efficacy of ...

Author(s)
Zhang GuiFen; Zhang YiBo; Zhang Jie; Liu WanXue; Wang YuSheng; Wan Fangfao; Shu ChangLong; Liu Hui; Wang FuLian; Zhao Lin; Li QingHong; Wang ShuMing; Jiang JiaQiang
Publisher
Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Biological Control, Beijing, China
Citation
Chinese Journal of Biological Control, 2020, 36, 2, pp 175-183
Abstract

In the past, Native Americans of North America had an abundant traditional herbal legacy for treating illnesses, disorders, and wounds. Unfortunately, much of the ethnopharmacological knowledge of North American Indians has been lost due to population destruction and displacement from their native...

Author(s)
Lawson, S. K.; Sharp, L. G.; Powers, C. N.; McFeeters, R. L.; Satyal, P.; Setzer, W. N.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Plants, 2020, 9, 1,
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African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs) are widely consumed in Kenya as part of everyday meals. They provide the much-needed micro-nutrients which are critical for combating micronutrient deficiencies ("hidden hunger"). The study describes the socio-economic characterizes of households in rural and...

Author(s)
Laibuni, N. M.; Losenge, T.; Bokelmann, W.
Publisher
Canadian Center of Science and Education, Toronto, Canada
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Science (Toronto), 2020, 12, 8, pp 82-91
Abstract

A survey was conducted to document the history of introduction of Moringa oleifera, its current uses as well as potential for expansion and commercialization in Botswana. The study was conducted between February and December 2018 in Gaborone by interviewing a total of 20 households who have planted ...

Author(s)
Seifu, E.; Teketay, D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
South African Journal of Botany, 2020, 129, pp 471-479

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