Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781842466735 Published November 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
E-book $55.00 ISBN: 9781842466742 Will Publish November 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

Wild Plants for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Tiziana Ulian, César Flores, Rafael Lira, Avhatakali Mamatsharaga, Kebadire K. Mogotsi, Patrick Muthoka, Samodimo Ngwako, Desterio O. Nyamongo, William Omondi, Abdoul K. Sanogo, Sidi Sanogo, and Efisio Mattana

Wild Plants for a Sustainable Future

Edited by Tiziana Ulian, César Flores, Rafael Lira, Avhatakali Mamatsharaga, Kebadire K. Mogotsi, Patrick Muthoka, Samodimo Ngwako, Desterio O. Nyamongo, William Omondi, Abdoul K. Sanogo, Sidi Sanogo, and Efisio Mattana

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

464 pages | 400 color plates, 6 maps | 9 1/4 x 6 | © 2018
Paper $55.00 ISBN: 9781842466735 Published November 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
E-book $55.00 ISBN: 9781842466742 Will Publish November 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
Aimed at practitioners in governmental institutions and NGOs working in Africa and Latin America, this book has been written to promote the conservation and sustainable use of wild multipurpose plant species in conservation, agriculture, and forestry projects, addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals “to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.”
The publication forms one of the main dissemination achievements of The MGU–Useful Plants Project, developed under Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership, to conserve and use sustainably wild plants important for rural communities in Botswana, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, and Mexico. Institutional partners led the project in each country, involving rural communities, local authorities, and schools. A scientific approach was applied throughout.
The core of this book presents detailed species profiles of 110 plants selected for their importance to communities and livelihoods. The profiles are structured in a clear and consistent format, providing information on taxonomy and nomenclature, plant descriptions, fruit and seed structures, distribution, habitat, uses, known hazards and safety, conservation status, seed conservation, propagation, and trading, along with key references from the literature.
 
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