Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine | Abstract | Ethnobotanical knowledge on indigenous fruits in Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions in Northern Namibia


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Indigenous communities in Namibia possess a rich indigenous knowledge expressed within many practices of these communities.  

 

56.3% of the respondents reported that indigenous fruits were declining. Only a 42.2% indicated that the indigenous fruits populations are increasing. Regarding to the management practices to improve the production of these indigenous fruit trees; 38.6% reported that there are some efforts on management practices; on the other hand 61.4% reported there are no management practices on the indigenous fruit trees in their areas. Four species were found to be the most frequently used and mentioned fruits which need to be given high preference in terms of conservation are: Berchemia discolor, Hyphaene petersiana, Sclerocarya birrea and Diospyros mespiliformis. .

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