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Advances in Agriculture
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 5934738, 7 pages
Research Article

Nutritional Value and Utilization of Yams (Dioscorea steriscus) by Residents of Bindura Town High Density Suburbs, Zimbabwe

1Department of Livestock and Pasture Science, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Fort Hare, Private Bag Box X1314, Alice, King Williams Town 5700, South Africa
2Hermann Gmeiner High School, Private Bag Box 998, Bindura, Zimbabwe

Received 25 June 2015; Revised 14 October 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Othmane Merah

Copyright © 2016 S. Washaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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