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More Adventures of Mungo Park, Who Describes Hunger Crops in the Western Sahel, 1797

Mungo Park routinely describes foods and crops – as well as cooking and serving methods – throughout his extensive travels in west Africa.  His are amongst the most detailed sources on these topics for the late eighteenth and early nineteenth … Continue reading

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Ethnobotanical knowledge of indigenous fruits in Northern Namibia

Indigenous communities in Namibia [southwestern Africa] possess a rich indigenous knowledge expressed within many practices of these communities. Indigenous wild edible fruits are available, which form a rich source of vitamins, fibres, minerals and a heterogeneous collection of bioactive compounds referred to as … Continue reading

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