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Cost, nutritional benefits & improved production pushes indigenous vegetables on Kenyan plates

Broad-leaved African nightshade (Solanum scabrum) long vilified by many households across East Africa and relegated to being orphaned crops is now enjoying fanatical uptake thanks to rising prices of exotic vegetables like tomatoes, Kale, and spinach and the heightened push by organizations pushing for their consumption. Across East Africa the renewed interest in nightshade and …

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JKUAT selling nine varieties of indigenous vegetables released by KEPHIS

Consumers and producers of African indigenous vegetables in Kenya and beyond can access quality seeds of the vegetables from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) which is selling up to nine varieties since their release by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) in 2016. Some of the licenced vegetables include Night shade (Managu), …

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Women group earns Sh10,000 in three months from indigenous vegetables flour

A group of enterprising farmers in Kericho County is banking on the growing demand for traditional vegetables, having now expanded acreage under cultivation and ventured into value addition activities like processing vegetable flour earning them about Sh10,000 in three months. Toroch Gaa Women Self Help group was founded in 2008 and comprises of more than …

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Programme to promote indigenous vegetables gaining momentum

           Spider plant. Photo: Oyugi Zablon Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization’s (KALRO) Horticulture Research Institute at Kandara Centre has come with a programme which is geared towards bringing back the love and the taste of the African indigenous vegetables back. The programme which is known as African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) has …

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