Neglected crops 1492 from a different perspective

Summary
The aim of the book is to analyse the present situation and the prospects for improving certain traditional crops that were more important in other times and have now either been completely forgotten or relegated to a marginal role. After discussing the repercussions that 1492 had on natural resources and ways of life, both in America and Spain, the discovery of America and successive eras are studied, not as historic events that gave rise to a great genetic and cultural flow but, on the contrary, as possible immediate or delayed causes of certain crops being neglected.

Author
J.E. Hernández Bermejo and J. León

Organization
FAO

File type
Web Page

Topic
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNOBOTANY

Related topics
MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Keywords
agrobiodiversity, cultural heritage, ethnobotany, food basket, indigenous species

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