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CONFERENCE RECOMMENDATION TO FAO
FOR THE WORLD FOOD SUMMIT

During the Domestication and Commercialization of Non-timber Forest Products for Agroforestry Systems Conference, 19-23 February 1996, the delegates made the following recommendation:

This conference recommends that FAO includes edible non-timber forest products, and their domestication, on the agenda of the forthcoming World Food Summit.

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Kernels of Irvingia gabonensis and Ricinodendron heudelottii on a market stall in Kumba, Cameroon. Products of many tropical trees worthy of domestication are traded locally and regionally in this way. Domestication of such trees requires that these traditional markets be expanded.

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