Cereals

Cereals

INTRODUCTION Rice locally known as mchele or mpunga (upland rice) can be irrigated, rain-fed lowland and upland. Rice is cultivated primarily for the grain. Grains...

INTRODUCTION Green Gram or Mung bean is locally known as Pojo (Swahili) or Ndengu. Grams are annual legume crops grown for their seed. Grams could...

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 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 Finger millet is named after the shape of its flower. The flower is shaped like fingers of a palm. PRODUCTION Varieties Serena –1  and Elkalakala – 1 P...

INTRODUCTION Sorghum is an important world crop, used for food, fodder, the production of alcoholic beverages, and biofuels. Most varieties are drought and heat-tolerant, and...