The Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPR) from Lusaka proposes in a report from March 2016 to use foods from the Zambian forests to reduce micronutrient deficiencies.
The scientists suggest:
- non starchy wildly-growing fruits like tamarind, baobab fruit or mangos
- non starchy vegetables like amaranth (local name: Bondwe) leaves or black jack (local name: Kanunka) leaves
- meat and insects such as rodents and caterpillars
- wild honey.
The selective breeding of edible plants and animals in their natural environment and the return to local economic cycles is part of the concept of the Forests Gardens.
R. Mofya-Mukuka and A. Simoloka. Nutrition and Food Security: The Role of Forest Resources in Eastern Zambia. Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute. Policy Brief Number 78. March 2016. Link via http://fsg.afre.msu.edu/zambia/ps_78.pdf and full version see http://www.iapri.org.zm/images/WorkingPapers/wp102.pdf