Updated Jul 16, 2019

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Methodology of Planting African Indigenous Vegetables Seeds

Part of Rutgers University

Improved agronomic practices to enhance germination and growth of African Indigenous Vegetables such as but not limited to Amaranthus spp., Solanum spp., and Cleome spp.

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Technology was designed/ tested by partners in Kenya (KALRO and AMPATH), Zambia (Hantambo Women's Grouop and University of Zambia), and Tanzania (WorldVeg Center). Methods were then transferred to participating farmers in Kenya and Zambia.

Focus Areas:

Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and Soil Management

Cultivation & Tools, Processing & Production and Soil ManagementSEE LESS

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Poor production outcomes of African Indigenous Vegetables



Improves outcomes of African Indigenous Vegetable production

Target Beneficiaries

Smallholder farmers in Zambia and Kenya

Innovation Description

Various methods for planting of AIV seed, introduced by underlying theory with benefits and potential issues for each method. Practical demonstrations provided in-field with farmers.


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