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How domesticating the African baobab tree can also fetch its future



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27 August 2021

By Michael Le Net page

African Baobab (Adansonia digitata)

An African baobab (Adansonia digitata) at Tarangire Nationwide Park, Tanzania

Juniors Bildarchiv GmbH/Alamy

The famend baobab tree is being domesticated. Farmers seldom plant baobabs on myth of they recall between eight and 23 years to flower – and doubtlessly open bearing fruit – nonetheless a pair of researchers in Ghana bear received them to flower in no longer up to three years.

The work can also lead to plantations of baobabs bobbing up all over Africa. “That is our vision,” says Kenneth Egbadzor at Ho Technical University in Ghana. “What we need now could per chance well be funding.”

In formulation of Africa, Adansonia digitata …

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