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Promoting Non-Animal Protein Sources in Sub-Saharan Africa

Bako, Sunday Paul / Olwari, Frank (eds.)

Promoting Non-Animal Protein Sources in Sub-Saharan Africa

An Interdisciplinary Study

Series: Studies in Sub-Saharan Africa - Volume 5

Year of Publication: 2011

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 116 pp., num. fig. and tables
ISBN 978-3-631-61606-2 hb.  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.260 kg, 0.573 lbs

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Book synopsis

The research results point to the need of sustaining plant protein sources to large populations in sub-Saharan Africa that have no access to meat. Proteins are essential components of the human body and therefore indispensable for human life. Malnutrition and diseases are often caused because of the lack of sufficient proteins. Since animal sources of protein are out of reach to more than 85% of the people of sub-Saharan Africa, the challenge is to make protein otherwise accessible, available and affordable to the ordinary man. Owing to the influence of climate change and population explosion, the situation at discussion will exacerbate within the coming decade. Therefore non-animal protein must be brought into focus in order to prevent major diseases of malnutrition.


Contents: Baldur Ed. Pfeiffer/Franz-Theo Gottwaldt: Foreword to the series – Franz-Theo Gottwald/Isabel Boergen: Foreword. New non-animal protein products for human consumption in sub-Saharan Africa – Emanuel Uzoma Onweremdu: Sustaining protein needs in sub-Saharan Africa through selected plant sources – Cyril Ifeanyi Duruigbo: Assessing the impact of plant-based protein products on human health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa – Salifa Kamwagha: New non-animal protein products for human consumption in sub-Saharan Africa – Ngozi E. Anozie: Plant-based protein product for improved human health and nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa – M. A. Belewu/T. R. Fayeye: Promotion of new non-animal protein products for the consumption of women and children in sub-Saharan Africa – Izuchukwu Innocent Ibeawuchi: The legumes (soybeans) and other new non-animal protein products for human nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa – Frank Olwari: Neglected and under-utilized pulse legume crops as potential source of protein of Lamwa County, Kitgum District (Uganda) – Sunday Paul Bako: An appraisal of some seeds and vegetables as lesser known potential sources of non-animal protein in northern Nigeria – U. G. Egesie/A. B. Adelaiye/O. J. Egesie: Evaluation of mineral and amino acid composition of leaves of ocimum gratissimum (L.) – Edet Joshua Udoh: Adoption and diffusion of a new non-animal protein source: A case of yam minisett/maize/cowpea intercrop technology among farming households in Niger Delta, Nigeria.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Sunday Paul Bako is professor of Botany at the Department of Biological Sciences at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Nigeria). His research interests focus on the areas of plant ecological physiology, environmental botany and ethnobotany.
Frank Olwari is a research associate at the Department of Crop Science at Makerere University (Uganda). His research interests include neglected and under-utilized pulse legume and groundnut crops, their traditional storage, processing, and preservation methods.


Studies in sub-Saharan Africa. Vol. 5
Edited by Support Africa International Inc. represented by Baldur Pfeiffer and Franz-Theo Gottwald