Promoting indigenous fruit in Namibia (PIF) phase one final report by Pierre Du Plessis

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Published by Indigenous Plant Task Team in Windhoek, Namibia .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Namibia.

Subjects:

  • Fruit trade -- Namibia.,
  • Native plants for cultivation -- Namibia.

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementsubmitted to the Indigenous Plant Task Team by Pierre du Plessis.
SeriesIndigenous Plant Task Team publication ;, no. 2
ContributionsIndigenous Plant Task Team (Namibia)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD9257.N312 D8 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, [2], 88 leaves :
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3359837M
LC Control Number2004410526

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"The Kavango and Caprivians have beyond a doubt accumulated sound traditional knowledge and understanding on the utilization of their indigenous fruit tree species," recognizes Syaka Sadio.

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"The Kavango and Caprivians have beyond a doubt accumulated sound traditional knowledge and understanding on the utilization of their indigenous fruit tree species," recognizes Syaka Sadio, an FAO forestry expert, who initiated and supported a two-year community-based project to assist the Namibian Government in enhancing the contribution of indigenous fruit trees to food security.

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& Kwembeya, E.G. (eds.). A Checklist of Namibian Indigenous and Naturalised Plants. Occasional Contributions No. 5, National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek, Namibia. Address for Correspondence National Herbarium of Namibia (WIND) Private Bag Windhoek, Namibia Tel: + 61 TREES provide wood and non-timber forest products to hundreds of thousands of people in Namibia and they also support the lives of browsing animals, birds and countless species of insects.

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Generally, the lack of passion to market and promote indigenous fruits does not match their unequalled taste. The President of Zimbabwe in at the launch of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy stated the need to revive and sustain indigenous crops, knowledge and practices that promote food security.

The book is about South African trees and shrubs but at least 75% of the species mentioned also occur naturally in Namibia.

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The objectives of this study were to add value to three popular indigenous fruits found in Namibia namely, Marula (Sclerocarya birrea), Monkey orange (Strychnos cocculoides) and Eembe (Berchemia.

Volume 13 No. 1 January VALUE ADDITION AND PROCESSED PRODUCTS OF THREE INDIGENOUS FRUITS IN NAMIBIA Bille PG1, Shikongo- Nambabi M1 and A Cheikhyoussef2* Ahmad Cheikhyoussef *Corresponding author email: [email protected] 1 Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Namibia, Private BagWindhoek, Namibia.

Another underutilized indigenous plant in Namibia is Berchemia discolor or Eembe; which is the most popular wild fruits in the northern parts of the country (Hailwa, ). The indigenous people eat it fresh or dried and stored for use in the dry season. Baobab fruit, overall, had the lowest water content but the highest energy, available carbohydrate, fibre, ash, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and potassium contents.

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The project, "Domestication, post-harvest handling and marketing of selected indigenous fruit tree species," implemented from to by the Namibian Government with technical support from.

Indigenous communities in Namibia possess a rich indigenous knowledge expressed within many practices of these communities. Indigenous wild edible fruits are available along the Namibian 13 regions of which it forms a rich source of vitamins, fibres, minerals and a heterogeneous collection of bioactive compounds referred to as phytochemicals for indigenous people’s diet.

Du Plessis P () Strategy and action plan for promoting indigenous fruits in Namibia. Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry, Windhoek; Du Plessis P. Brief history of the IPTT and stakeholder's map.

In: IPTT, editor. The third workshop on promoting indigenous plant products. Windhoek: Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry; pp Cited by: 2. There are many niche players in the field of indigenous knowledge in Namibia and many studies being carried out.

Thus, although not all aspects of Namibia’s indigenous knowledge are covered in this book, most readers from various walks of life – laypersons, scholars and policy makers – will find this book a very useful companion. Indigenous fruits are those which are native to Africa, where they have originated and evolved over centuries.

These are different to exotic fruits, such as citrus and even mango, which have been imported from other continents, although they may now be quite commonly grown in many areas. WINDHOEK, 09 SEP (NAMPA) - The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), with the assistance from the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA)-Namibia, launched the Indigenous Plant Products in Namibia book here on Tuesday.

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The history of Namibia has passed through several distinct stages from being colonised in the late nineteenth century to Namibia's independence on 21 March FromNamibia was a German colony: German South West the First World War, the League of Nations mandated South Africa to administer the territory.

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The use of medicinal plants as a fundamental component of the African traditional healthcare system is perhaps the oldest and the most assorted of all therapeutic systems. In many parts of rural Africa, traditional healers prescribing medicinal plants are the most easily accessible and affordable health resource available to the local community and at times the only therapy that by: 6 CHAPTER 1 Components of Curriculum Implementation Collaboration in curriculum—The process of cooperatively implementing the curriculum and performing assessment to meet the needs of all students Culturally responsive curriculum—A curriculum that is contextually relevant to all students, including culturally and linguistically diverse learnersFile Size: 1MB.

During the colonial period, many indigenous peoples were dispossessed of their lands and relegated to reserves established for each ethnic group. The emphasis on ethnicity was opposed by growing nationalist sentiment, and Namibia became a unitary nation-state when it gained independence in As Indigenous experts from Canada, Republic of the Congo, Ecuador and Namibia will celebrate the Day at a special event at UN Headquarters in New York, UN offices globally are also holding events.

Like grains and fruits, Africa’s ancient vegetables were vulnerable to the sweep of these events. Long ago, hundreds of leaves, roots, tubers, corms, rhizomes, bulbs, seeds, buds, shoots, stems, pods, or flowers were eaten.

Even in the arid areas of Namibia and Botswana, where environmental extremes limit options, one observer lists The indigenous peoples of Namibia. The indigenous peoples of Namibia include San, Nama, Ovahimba, Ovazemba, Ovatjimba and Ovatwa.

Together they represent around 8% of the total population of the country, being 2, The San are Bushmen and their number ranges betw or between % and % of the national population. Indigenous people in Namibia make up about 8% of the total population and reside in various regions throughout the country, including the Kalahari Desert, the Kunene region, and the southern part of Namibia.

Having been dispossessed of their traditional lands, many Indigenous people of Namibia. Central Regions of Okavango and Caprivi in Namibia (du Plessis, ).

It is also one of the most commonly utilized indigenous wild fruit in Africa (Shackleton et al., ). The tree is highly appreciated by rural communities for its fruits.

Female trees bear plum-sized fruits with a thick yellow peel and.

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