|On-farm crops with famine-food components
are few and are likely to be perennial plants. The famine-food components
are normally not consumed because it may imply the total destruction of
the plant. Farmers consulted in the different study areas mentioned eight
on-farm crops bearing famine-food components: banana (Musa paradisica),
false banana (Ensete ventricosum), grass pea (Lathyrus sativus),
cotton plants (Gossypium spp.), cabbage tree (Moringa oleifera), sorghum,
beans and tomato plants.