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The following list contains key publications in the area of neglected and underutilised crops. We welcome your suggestion to our webmaster regarding the important work to be listed here.

  • Padulosi S, Bergamini N, Lawrence T, editors. 2011. On-farm conservation of neglected and underutilized species: status, trends and novel approaches to cope with climate change. Proceedings of an International Conference; 14-16 June 2011, Friedrichsdorf, Frankfurt. Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Hermann M. 2009. The impact of the European Novel Food Regulation on trade and food innovation based on traditional plant foods from developing countries. Food Policy 34:499-507.
  • Chishakwe NE 2008. An Overview of the International Regulatory Frameworks that Influence the Conservation and Use of Underutilized Plant Species. GFU, Rome, Italy. 31 pp. [pdf]
  • Chishakwe NE 2008. The Role of Policy in the Conservation and Extended Use of Underutilized Plant Species: a Cross-National Policy Analysis. GFU, Rome, Italy. 31 pp. [pdf]
  • Vietmeyer N. 2008. Underexploited tropical plants with promising economic value: The last 30 years. Tree for Life Journal 3:1. [pdf]
  • Will M. 2008. Promoting Value Chains of Neglected and Underutilized Species for Pro-Poor Growth and Biodiversity Conservation. GFU, Rome, Italy. 109 pp. [pdf]
  • Dawson IK, Guarino L, Jaenicke H. 2007. Underutilised Plant Species: Impacts of Promotion on Biodiversity. Position Paper No. 2. ICUC, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 23 pp. [pdf]
  • Gruere GP, Nagarajan L, King EDIO. 2007. Collective action and marketing of underutilized plant species: the case of minor millets in Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu, India. CAPRi Working Paper No. 69. CAPRi, Washington, DC. [pdf]
  • Kruijssen F, Sudha M. 2007. Developing the potential of underutilized fruits through the linkage of farmers to the market: a case of kokum marketing in the Western Ghats of India. Third international conference on linking markets and farmers: Exploring leading practices to foster economic growth in rural India; 11-15 March 2007, New Delhi, India. [pdf]
  • Larson J. 2007. Relevance of geographical indications and designations of origin for the sustainable use of genetic resources. GFU, Rome, Italy. 95 pp. [pdf]
  • Brekelbaum T, Feijoo C, editors. 2006. How can the poor benefit from growing markets for high value agricultural products? Synthesis Report of the International High Value Product Workshop; 3-5 October 2005, Cali, Colombia. GFAR, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Dawson IK, Jaenicke H. 2006. Underutilised Plant Species: The Role of Biotechnology. Position Paper No. 1. ICUC, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 27 pp. [pdf]
  • IPGRI. 2006. Back by popular demand: the benefits of traditional vegetables. IPGRI, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Jaenicke H, Höschle-Zeledon I, editors. 2006. Strategic Framework for Underutilized Plant Species Research and Development. ICUC, Colombo, Sri Lanka, GFU and IPGRI, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Ngugi IK, Gitau R, Nyoro JK. 2006. Access to high value markets by smallholders farmers of African indigenous vegetables in Kenya. Regoverning Markets Innovative Practice series. IIED, London. [pdf]
  • Schreckenberg K, Awono A, Degrande A, Mbosso C, Ndoye O, Tchoundjeu Z. 2006. Domesticating indigenous fruit trees as a contribution to poverty reduction. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 16:35-51. [pdf]
  • Hensen S, Jaffee S. 2005. Jamaica’s trade in ethnic foods and other niche products – the impact of food safety and plant health standards. Agriculture and Rural Development Discussion Paper 18. The World Bank, Washington, DC. [pdf]
  • IPGRI, GFU, MSSRF. 2005. Agricultural Biodiversity and Elimination of Hunger and Poverty – The Chennai Platform for Action in EnglishFrenchSpanishItalianChineseArabicRussian. IPGRI and GFU, Rome, Italy, MSSRF, Chennai, India.
  • Withers L. 2005. Strategic approaches for funding work on underutilized species. GFU, Rome, Italy. 18pp. [pdf]
  • GFU. 2004. Approaches and Decision Steps for the Promotion and Development of Underutilized Plant Species. GFU, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Nelson RJ, Naylor RL, Jahn MM. 2004. The role of genomics research in improvement of “orphan” crops.  Crop Science 44:1901-1904. [pdf]
  • IPGRI. 2002. Neglected and underutilized plant species: strategic action plan of the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. IPGRI, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • Thies E. 2000. Promising and underutilized species, crops and breeds. GTZ, Eschborn, Germany. [pdf]
  • FAO. 1999. Use and potential of wild plants in farm households. FAO, Rome, Italy.
  • Guijt I, Hinchcliffe F. 1998. Participatory valuation of wild resources: an overview of the hidden harvest methodology. IIED, London. [pdf]
  • Hernández Bermejo J E, León J, editors. 1994. Neglected crops 1492 from a different perspective.
  • FAO. 1993. Valor nutritivo y usos en alimentacion humana de algunos cultivos autoctonos subexplotados de Mesoamerica. FAO, Santiago, Chile.
  • Bioversity. n.d. Neglected no more: Achievement of the IFAD-NUS global project (2001-2005) and framework for its follow-up initiative (2007-2009). Bioversity International, Rome, Italy. [pdf]
  • IPGRI, GFU, MSSRF n.d.a..  Meeting the Millennium Development Goals with Agricultural Biodiversity [pdf]