6. African Wild Ginger

They are not simply dependent on the forests and what the forests provide. In a sense, they contribute to maintaining the forests, which, in turn, support their living. For example, we studied the places where wild food plants grow and found that many of them prefer secondary or disturbed vegetation to dense, mature forests. African wild ginger, which bears sweet and refreshing fruit, grows in the disturbed vegetation where there is sufficient sunlight.

African wild ginger

A world where forests and people coexist:
Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Forest, Central Africa

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