Capparis spinosa (Capparidaceae)

In this paper, the role of "seabuckthorn" in greening the cold deserts of Himalayas in terms of its various uses like medicinal values, nutritional/food values and controlling soil erosion/landslides has been detailed.

The ker plant signifies drought to people in the desert. It also provides food to survive on

UNITED NATIONS: Many of the world's poorest people are unable to get enough food because of soaring prices partly caused by the use of food crops to produce biofuels, the head of the U.N. food agency said. "We're seeing more people hungry and at greater numbers than before,' Josette Sheeran, executive director of the Rome-based World Food Program (WFP), said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press.