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Promoting Non-Animal Protein Sources in Sub-Saharan Africa

An Interdisciplinary Study


Edited By Sunday Paul Bako and Frank Olwari

The research results point to the need of sustaining plant protein sources to large populations in sub-Saharan Africa that have no access to meat. Proteins are essential components of the human body and therefore indispensable for human life. Malnutrition and diseases are often caused because of the lack of sufficient proteins. Since animal sources of protein are out of reach to more than 85% of the people of sub-Saharan Africa, the challenge is to make protein otherwise accessible, available and affordable to the ordinary man. Owing to the influence of climate change and population explosion, the situation at discussion will exacerbate within the coming decade. Therefore non-animal protein must be brought into focus in order to prevent major diseases of malnutrition.


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Foreword to the series 5 Baldur Ed. Pfeiffer and Franz-Theo Gottwaldt Foreword 9 New non-animal protein products for human consumption in sub-Saharan Africa Franz-Theo Gottwald and Isabel Boergen Sustaining protein needs in sub-Saharan Africa through selected plant 11 sources Emanuel Uzoma Onweremdu Assessing the impact of plant-based protein products on human health and 20 nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa Cyril Ifeanyi Duruigbo New non-animal protein products for human consumption in sub-Saharan 27 Africa Salifa Kamwagha Plant-based protein product for improved human health and nutrition 38 security in sub-Saharan Africa Ngozi E. Anozie Promotion of new non-animal protein products for the consumption of 44 women and children in sub-Saharan Africa M. A. Belewu and T. R. Fayeye The legumes (soybeans) and other new non-animal protein products for 58 human nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa Izuchukwu Innocent Ibeawuchi Neglected and under-utilized pulse legume crops as potential source of 69 protein of Lamwa County, Kitgum District (Uganda) Frank Olwari An appraisal of some seeds and vegetables as lesser known potential 81 sources of non-animal protein in northern Nigeria Sunday Paul Bako Evaluation of mineral and amino acid composition of leaves of 96 ocimum gratissimum (L.) U. G. Egesie, A. B. Adelaiye and O. J. Egesie Adoption and diffusion of a new non-animal protein source: 101 A case of yam minisett/maize/cowpea intercrop technology among farming households in Niger Delta, Nigeria Edet Joshua Udoh

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