Tubers

Tubers

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

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 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 Potato is locally referred as Walu (Kikuyu), Kiazi (swahili), Egiasi, Mbatata and Enkwashei. Potato originated in the highlands of South America, where it has...