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The Potential of Indigenous Wild Foods

Organizational Authors: 
USAID,
Catholic Relief Services
Year Published: 
2001

This workshop proceedings report summaries disscussion of the Workshop on the Potential of Indigenous Food Plants, held in Diana, Kenya, 22-26 January 2001. USAID funded a indigenous wild food plant study in southern Sudan, which was intended to provide better information on the tremendous resource base already existing in southern Sudan and the potential for indigenous wild food plants (IWFPs) to play a vital role in attaining food security. With more information about what people eat and when, donor agencies will have a better idea of nutrition needs. In southern Sudan, the IWFPs study included field surveys, data collection, and community discussions. The workshop was an effort to extend lessons and information from the Sudan experience and to assess similar work in the region.

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