This list of accessions was compiled from documented knowledge on indigenous fruit tree species that provide significant food and nutrition security in arid and semiarid areas of Africa. Undernutrition is pervasive in developing countries and more pronounced in rural arid and semiarid areas with implications on health and developmental outcomes especially for children and women of child bearing age. Fruit trees are an integral part of dryland food systems, often bridging the hunger gap between staple crops harvest seasons. Tree fruits are not only a source of micronutrients that are lacking in major staple food crops but also provide macronutrients during food scarcity months in rural areas. Dryland fruits contribute essential micronutrients including vitamin A and Iron, the commonest forms of undernutrition especially in rural Africa.
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