Posted by: Bioversity Library | July 13, 2008

Indigenous vegies making a comeback

After a short time away we are back on-line, and are happy to be back with a positive story about the comeback of indigenous vegetables in Eastern Africa. 

The African Science News Sevice reports on a study that was recently undertaken in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda; it discusses that urban consumers are actively seeking out and requesting indigenous vegetables over other vegetables.  Cowpea, African nightshade, Spider plant and amaranths are some of the vegetables that are in high demand and the good news here is that these vegetables are very high in micro nutrients.   

The study, Development and promotion of technologies for sustainable production and utilization of Indigenous Vegetables for nutrition security and wealth creation in Kenya , also found that the traditional vegetables are a major source of income that could be used in achieving Millennium Development Goals.   Read more.

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  1. More along the same lines: http://agro.biodiver.se/2009/01/traditional-african-vegetables-hit-the-mainstream/

  2. Thanks Luigi for the update. Cheers!


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