Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania: priority fruit species and products for tree domestication and commercialisation uri icon

abstract

  • Improving the well being of rural dwellers in the miombo ecosystem through improved domestication, utilisation and commercialisation of indigenous fruit trees and their products is a key goal of a collaborative regional project coordinated by The World Agroforestry Centre. This â?? Domestica- tion and Marketing of Indigenous Fruit Trees of the Miombo for Im- proved Nutrition and Income in South- ern Africa â?� project is a sub-component of the World Agroforestry Centreâ??s â?? Zambezi Basin Agroforestry for Sustainable Rural Development â?� programme. The World Agroforestry Centre, the Southern Alliance for Indigenous Re- sources (SAFIRE) and the Commercial Products from the Wild (CPWild) Group from the University of Stellenbosch ( www .cpwild.co.za) conducted product priority setting workshops among local processing groups in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania to determine tree species and product preferences amongst processing groups in these countries. This would assist in developing agroforestry commercialisation strategies that would aim to improve processing group operations

publication date

  • 2006