About Authors

Marie Schloen is studying Agricultural Sciences at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, in the MSc course "Crop Physiology and Crop Management". She specialized in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, Plant Nutrition and Plant Breeding, including study visits to Cuba and Chile. During a research visit to CIAT (Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical) in Cali, Colombia, from August to October 2003 she undertook a comprehensive literature review on Canavalia brasiliensis.