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POWER ON YOUR PLATE

An All-Africa Summit on Diversifying Food Systems with African Traditional Vegetables to Increase Health, Nutrition and Wealth

25-28 May 2020
Gran Meliá Arusha
Arusha, Tanzania

SAVE THE DATE for this important pan-African summit to explore the role of traditional vegetables in strengthening and diversifying food systems, reducing poverty, energizing industry, and improving health and income for all citizens.

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25-28 May 2020

Arusha, Tanzania

VENUE: Gran Meliá Arusha

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Power on Your Plate?

CALL TO ACTION!

Power on Your Plate is the platform to foster:

    • increased investment in traditional vegetables

    • regional R&D programs

    • policies to promote traditional vegetables at national and regional levels

    • full integration of traditional vegetables into Africa’s food systems

Join researchers, policymakers, growers, industry, marketers, and consumers in the drive to bring traditional vegetables to more markets, tables, and diets in Africa!

AMARANTH

Tasty leaves AND a versatile high-protein grain, all in one amazing plant!

JUTE MALLOW

Enjoy this outstanding source of vitamin C and iron.

SPIDER PLANT

Cleome gynandra adds tangy taste, plenty of vitamins A & C, iron, protein and much more to meals.

AFRICAN NIGHTSHADE

Young shoots and leaves can be steamed, blanched, boiled, or stir-fried to enrich meals.

COWPEA LEAVES

Leaves are a great source of vitamin E and other nutrients, young green pods can be eaten fresh, steamed or stir-fried, and the dried beans can be used in many dishes.

AFRICAN EGGPLANT

The fruit resembles eggs, the leaves are tasty and nutritious.

ETHIOPIAN MUSTARD

Tender leaves and stems enrich soups and stews…and add important glucosinolates to the diet.

OKRA

Some call it lady’s fingers; we call it delicious! Abelmoschus esculentus offers plenty of folic acid and antioxidants.

VENUE

Gran Meliá Arusha

Enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Meru from every room at the new Gran Meliá Arusha, the summit venue.

This stunning 171-room hotel is set amid lush spice and vegetable gardens that supply the hotel’s restaurants with fresh seasonal produce.

The Gran Meliá Arusha is a 45-minute drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and 20-minute drive from Arusha Airport.

It is the perfect base for discovering the natural beauty of Tanzania on safari!

ADDRESS
Simeon Road
PO Box 1184
Arusha, Tanzania

COORDINATES
-3.370374 , 36.706318

CONTACT
Tel: (255) 746 982 400
Email: gran.melia.arusha@melia.com

WEB
https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/tanzania/arusha/gran-melia-arusha/index.htm