FOOD PLANTS INTERNATIONAL DATABASE FOR HELPING THE HUNGRY FEED THEMSELVES
The Food Plants International database currently stores information about over 22,900 species that are used for food somewhere in the world all appropriately referenced. It is a compilation in simple English to make already known information accessible to those in the poorer tropical world. The aim of this paper is not only to raise awareness about this information system as a resource and as one upon which others can build, but also an attempt to analyse the current data into botanical, geographical, ecological, edible part and food composition groupings so as to highlight less well documented food plants and their potential to help the hungry feed themselves well. The database is available on DVD upon request and an earlier partial edition is on the Food Plants International website (www.foodplantsinternational.com).
French, B.R. (2013). FOOD PLANTS INTERNATIONAL DATABASE FOR HELPING THE HUNGRY FEED THEMSELVES. Acta Hortic. 979, 263-267
edible plants, agroecology, malnutrition, ethnobotany, underutilised plants