Use and potential of wild plants in farm households

Summary
This publication demonstrates the important contribution of wild plants to the life of rural households, particularly in developing countries. The enhanced use of these resources would increase income and food security, assist development through small-scale investment, improve the efficiency and profitability of farm household labour use and help eliminate or alleviate poverty. The role of wild plants, especially in rural farm households, is, however, very often ignored or underestimated by planners, policy-makers, aid and development agencies, banks, extension services, economists, agronomists, genetic resource organizations and others.

Author
Heywood, V.

Organization
FAO

File type
Web Page

Topic
NUTRITION AND HEALTH

Keywords
ecosystems, farming systems, food basket, food security, gender, health, income generation, postharvest activities, processing of foods

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