This book wants to highlight the plant of Malawi where, as in many other parts of the world, there is a drastic reduction of forests justified by the need for new lands for subsistence agriculture and to increase food production.
It is known that being able to cultivate better the existing agricultural areas it is possible to grow plant food for export and that the quantity of food in the world is already sufficient for everyone and that the increase in human population (1.3%) can be largely compensated by the increased production through the work of genetic improvement of the actual agricultural species (2–4%).
There are many plants that are little or not at all known and even less appreciated by the people living in the richest areas in the world. Asking visitors who have been in Africa how many types of animals have seen or known, immediately respond by listing at least a dozen species. But no one or only few of them know the same number of indigenous plants. Most people do not remember that plants allow life on Earth and the existence of the actual mankind.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Agosto 2013|