Kreb (cereal)

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Kreb (cereal)[edit]

Kreb is the name given to a mixture of non-cultivated grains that are harvested from semi-wild grasses in sub-saharan africa.[1]. It is often described as a 'famine food', but is highly nutritious. The benefits of Kreb include increased food security and potential to halt desertification[1]. Kreb production and harvesting is in decline due to an increase in grazing and a reduction in nomadism[1]. One way of reviving Kreb production may be as a "specialty export crop" or health food[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Future is an Ancient Lake: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in Lake Chad Basin Ecosystems [1] FAO (2004)
  2. Lost Crops of Africa: Grains [2] F.R. Ruskin (1999)

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