Crops

Crops

INTRODUCTION The wild ancestors of the carrot are likely to have come from Iran and Afghanistan, which remains the centre of diversity of D. carota,...

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 Onions are grown by smallholder farming in most countries. Its highly identified with traditional medicine (e.g. as a diuretic). In the tropics onions can...

INTRODUCTION Cassava typically grows as a shrub and a native of Latin America. It was introduced to Africa by Portuguese traders in the late 16th...

INTRODUCTION Sugarcane provides over 50% of the world's sugar requirements. It can grow in any country where it is not exposed to frost. The main...