Nutritious and easy to grow, amaranth is a healthy and profitable crop for small-scale farmers.
Focusing on African nightshade, amaranth, spider plant and Ethiopian kale, the HORTINLEA project aims to boost the potential of traditional African vegetables to improve nutrition and increase farmer incomes. A group of young researchers is looking into ways to share the knowledge and know-how collected by the project with farmers, other researchers, and policymakers.
A lack of diversity in the diet is a major cause of malnutrition in rural farming communities in Tanzania. Traditional vegetables can bridge the nutritional gap.