This page lists websites that you may find useful for your work or research activities on neglected and underutilised crops (NUS). Please contact us if you would like to suggest a useful link to be included here.
Blogs and organisations
Australian New Crops Website
– This website provides information about individual plant species and advice about the process of new crop commercialization in Australia.
- An organisation based at universities of Bath and Warwick, aimed to promote underutilised crops by conducting demand-driven research, sourcing potential funds, raising awareness and managing information networks.
Eat The Weeds
by Green Deane. Search for more than 1000 wild edible plants on this website.
– A company introduces unusual and exotic fruits and vegetables in supermarket produce departments across North America.
- This organisation
promotes the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources of Bolivia.
- A collection of information on mangosteen
Maya Nut Institute
- A charity promoting and facilitating the use of Maya nuts (Brosimum alicastrum
- This website offers information on Moringa.
- Ian Pearson’s blog on growing oca
in the UK.
The Breadfruit Institute
- This institute founded at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii to promote the conservation and use of breadfruit for food and reforestation.
– A database which acts as a tool to identify plant species for given
environments and uses.
– This Ecology Portal is a wiki and database
that enables individuals and institutions to pool their expertise that relates to ecology.
- A database of plant genetic resources of South-East Asia.
- An on-line encyclopedia of animal feeds.
GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
- A database that provides taxonomic information on cultivated plants in the USDA-ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
- This site provides information for plants native to southern Africa.
- A database of plants used by people in tropical Africa.
ICTs for scientists
Nutrition and culinary uses
- An international movement promotes an alternative to fast food and to preserve traditional and regional cuisine.
- A network of food communities that support sustainable food production method.
Arche Noah, Austria
- Preserves and cultivates endangered vegetable, fruit and grain diversity in Central Europe.
- The association offers seeds from a wide variety of vegetables, grain, medicinal, culinary and ornamental plants.
- The network is established to preserve local varieties of useful plants in Australia. Its local seed networks facilitate members to exchange seeds and planting materials.
Top Tropicals, USA
- This online store offers unusual and special plants to be shipped around USA
World Food Garden
- A global portal for information on seed sources (emphasis on “heirloom varieties” in North America), seed swapping and gardening techniques.