Crops

Crops

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 Despite its proximity to Ethiopia (widely believed to be the region from which coffee originated), coffee was not cultivated in Kenya until 1893, when...

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 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 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 Kale or borecole is a form of cabbage, with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. Kale...