Crops

Crops

INTRODUCTION Pigeon peas also referred in Swahili as mbaazi is produced as a vegetable or export grain crop in southern and eastern Africa. Pigeon pea...

INTRODUCTION Tea originates from the high regions of South West China, Myanmar and North East India. In Kenya tea ranks as the second most important cash...

INTRODUCTION Amaranth local names are Mchicha (Swahili), Terere (Kikuyu), Lidodo (Luhya), Ododo (Luo), Kelichot (Kipsigis), W'oa (Kamba), Emboga (Kisii), Kichanya (Taita) and Doodo (Luganda). Amaranth...

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 The ancestors of the commercial bananas originated from the Malaysian Peninsula, New Guinea and South-East Asia. Bananas are perennial tropical plants whose fruits are...

INTRODUCTION White yam or Water yam or Greater yam is native to Southeast Asia and West Africa contributes 90% of yam production in the world....