Participants in the five-year Hort4Nutrition Project highlighted the nutritional benefits of Africa’s traditional vegetables and engaged smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs in building markets for these valuable but underused crops.
Farmers in Kenya are ready to help select improved amaranth cultivars.
Households in rural Kenya are sensitive to weather shocks through their reliance on rain-fed agriculture and livestock. The extent of vulnerability is poorly understood, particularly in reference to extreme weather. This paper uses temporally and spatially disaggregated weather data and three waves of household panel survey data to understand the impact of weather extremes on household welfare.
Lilian's children wouldn't eat the food she cooked. Now she grows vegetables that aren’t bitter, changed her cooking style, and has the kids eating healthy leafy greens every day.
When the Kyalo family learned how to grow traditional vegetables, their dull daily diet of maize, beans and cabbage was transformed into a feast of flavor and nutrition.
Postharvest technologies featured on NTV's Food Friday
On 28 August 2015, several ministers and high-ranking officials from Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe toured the campus of AVRDC Eastern and Southern Africa in Arusha, Tanzania.
AVRDC opened its first office in Kenya in June at the ICIPE Headquarters in Nairobi. On 6th July, AVRDC's Regional Project Coordinator of the Homegarden Scaling Project, Ralph Roothaert, and the AVRDC Kenya Site Coordinator, Charles Onyango, met with the Director General of ICIPE, Segenet Kelemu, at the ICIPE campus to acknowledge this important milestone. AVRDC has launched the project on home garden scaling in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to combat malnutrition among children and young women. Having Charles based at ICIPE will greatly facilitate collaboration between the two institutes.
With AVRDC's ZECC (zero energy cooling chamber), small-scale farmers can manage the cold chain for fresh produce from the farm all the way to the end user.