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Lost Crops of the Incas: Little Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation.


PB90176546

Publication Date 1989
Personal Author Popenoe, H.; King, S. R.; Leon, J.; Kalinowski, L. S.
Page Count 440
Abstract The Andes is one of the seven major centers of plant domestication, but the world is largely unfamiliar with its native food crops. When the Conquistadores brought the potato to Europe, they ignored the other domesticated Andean crops -- fruits, legumes, tubers, and grains that had been cultivated for centuries by the Incas. The book focuses on 30 of the 'forgotten' Incan crops that show promise not only for the Andes, but for warm-temperature, subtropical, and upland tropical regions in many parts of the world.
Keywords
  • Farm crops
  • Peru
  • Fruits
  • Grains(Food)
  • Leguminous plants
  • Root crops
  • Tuber crops
  • Taxonomy
  • Agronomy
  • History
  • Developing countries
  • Andes Mountains
  • Inca Indian tribe
Source Agency
  • Agency for International Development of Science and Technology
NTIS Subject Category
  • 98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
  • 57C - Botany
Corporate Authors National Research Council, Washington, DC. Board on Science and Technology for International Development.; Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Library of Congress catalog card no. 89-42566. Sponsored by Agency for International Development, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 199010
Contract Number
  • AID/DAN-5538-G-SS-1023-00
Lost Crops of the Incas: Little Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation.
Lost Crops of the Incas: Little Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation.
PB90176546

  • Farm crops
  • Peru
  • Fruits
  • Grains(Food)
  • Leguminous plants
  • Root crops
  • Tuber crops
  • Taxonomy
  • Agronomy
  • History
  • Developing countries
  • Andes Mountains
  • Inca Indian tribe
  • Agency for International Development of Science and Technology
  • 98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
  • 57C - Botany
  • AID/DAN-5538-G-SS-1023-00
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