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  1. The story goes back to the discovery of the earliest of man's ancestors--Zinjanthropus and Homo Sapiens -- in Tanzania. It traces the growth of a more civilized way of life in the continent through the discovery and spread of farming and metal working.  
  2. Michael Kevane provides a broad overview of the sources of underdevelopment in Africa and the role of gender in economic transactions, as well as a cogent analysis of the gendered realities of such issues as land rights, the control of labor, the marriage market, health care, education, and...  
  3. East African Crops is a comprehensive textbook on the production of the crops of East Africa. It is suitable for agriculture students in Secondary Schools, Universities, Agriculture Colleges and Institutes, as well as field workers.  
  4. This booklet is a useful guide to tree planting. It explains the relevant aspects and factors worth considering in tree planting, such as climate, type of soil, ecological zones and species adaptability. It outlines the essential steps in tree planting, from acquiring seeds to the actual field...  
  5. This book is in three section. Section 1. looks historically at known available indigenous foods prior to the 16th century when exotic foods made dramatic incursions into West Africa, the origins of a large variety of foods in the region and an analysis of the impact of these exotic foods on...  
  6. In this book, the author set out to describe some important medicinal plants, the diseases and complaints for which they can be used, some recipes for the production of medicines and information about dosages, and some cautionary notes about the side-effects of these treatments.  
  7. Agriculture in Africa Rural Communities-Crops and Soils is a basic introduction to principples of crop physiology and practices of crop husbandry. The book recognises the realities of traditional subsistence farming but introduces improved methods. As well as details of plant requirements, and...  
  8. The editors of this volume hope that the proceedings will act as a catalyst to stimulate thinking and action among researchers interested in neem improvement. It is encourageing to note that the work plan for seed exchange developed during the conference is already being implemented and that...  
  9. Readers will survey the challenges of decreasing per-capita food production in Sub-Saharan Africa with a multidisciplinary team of soil scientists, agronomists, economists, anthropologists, and foresters. The book begins with the conceptual approach of investing in natural resource capital,...  
  10. Cassava is Africa's "poverty fighter" and second most important food crop. This book discusses Cassava's real role and traces research over the past 65 years. The "Cassava transformation" that is now underway in Africa has changed this traditional, reserve crop to a high-yield cash crop. However,...