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Fruit trees for subsistence farmers

It says on this website that fruit trees can provide all the nourishment needs for small farmers; but no specific information is offered.

Can someone please advise me on the best low cost fruit trees for SSA subsistence farmers to grow on their small plots for self-consumption?
Many have become convinced that they must start to grow cover crops but up till now have mostly grown maize.
Graham Knight


I’m curious what website you’re referring to? You mean ECHO’s website?

To say that ‘fruit trees can provide all the nourishment needs’ of anyone, is probably not a position that ECHO’d assume! Humans should probably supplement fruits with raw vegetables, some nuts and some seeds! But that’s just my opinion :wink:

This provides good opportunity to point to EC’s feature article today. Thanks!

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