Crops

Crops

INTRODUCTION Brinjals is the nightshade Solanum melongena, also known as the aubergine, brinjal eggplant, eggplant, melongene, or guinea squash. It was domesticated in India. It...

INTRODUCTION Capsicum is also known as pilipili hoho in Swahili. Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are...

INTRODUCTION Locally known as Pamba (Swahili). World wide there are about 33 million hectares of cotton crops. Until now, mostly brown, green and beige varieties...

INTRODUCTION Soybean is one of the most important legumes due to its high content of protein (35-40 %) and oil (15-22 %). In sub-Saharan Africa,...

INTRODUCTION Sweet Potato locally known as Viazi vya tamu (Swahili); Makwasi (Kikamba); Mapwoni (Luyia); Ngwaci (Kikuyu) are perennial vines, with one main season whose roots...

INTRODUCTION Courgette or Zucchini or squash has Fruits, leaves and flowers that are used as vegetables, and their seeds are consumed roasted as a snack...