Climate Change: Enset to the rescue?

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  1. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    This plant is a staple source of nutrition for around a fifth of the population of Ethiopia, who make food from the bases of its leaves and underground stem.

    Enset plants,
    Ensete ventricosum, are an African relative of the banana plant, and reach up to 30 feet (10 m) in height.

    Dr James Borrell, the Research Leader in Trait Diversity and Function at Kew, said: 'Not many people have heard of enset out of Ethiopia and that's a shame because this truly remarkable plant is a vital source of nutrition for millions of subsistence farmers across the region.'
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