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General information about human nutritional needs forms the background for detailed discussion of various plant groups and the roles they fulfill in the human diet. Individual species of leaves, legumes, roots and tubers, fruit vegetables, and cereals that are especially appropriate for the Tropics are recommended. The use of trees on the subsistence farm is discussed and various trees are recommended either for their edible products or for other special products, values, or uses they might have.

2 copies

55 pages, illustrations, photos

Publication Details

  • Published: 1980
  • Publisher: Agricultural Research, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • ISBN-10: B0007199FE
  • ISBN-13: 978-1528312783
  • Dewey Decimal: 631.091
  • ECHO Library: 631.091 MAR
  • ECHO Asia Library: PI.012