Hot commodity: Researchers hope to teach farmers to use and conserve native plants
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Virginia Tech, Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED)
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By reintroducing native foods in a region of the Philippines plagued by poverty and degraded natural resources, researchers hope to teach farmers how to use and conserve plants, improve family nutrition by diversifying the diet, increase incomes, and enhance biodiversity. They also are documenting residents’ knowledge of native plants’ medicinal values.