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Africa indigenous fruit trees offer major benefits. But they're being ignored

By Abiodun Olusola Omotayo, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, North-West University
Adeyemi Oladapo Aremu, Associate professor, North-West University
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Indigenous fruits have been collected from the wild for centuries for human consumption and other purposes. Across the African continent, indigenous fruit trees are valuable assets for local communities.

But the natural habitats of trees are being lost, mainly to widespread deforestation resulting from population growth. Industrial agriculture is also contributing to their loss.…


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