Crops

Avocado

INTRODUCTION The avocado is native to the Americas. It is very nutritious with a high protein and oil content and is becoming increasingly important as an export crop. ...

Capsicum

INTRODUCTION Capsicum is also known as pilipili hoho in Swahili. Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family Solanaceae. Its species are native to...

Brinjals

INTRODUCTION Brinjals is the nightshade Solanum melongena, also known as the aubergine, brinjal eggplant, eggplant, melongene, or guinea squash. It was domesticated in...

Cauliflower

INTRODUCTION Cauliflowers were introduced to France from Genoa in the 16th century. It is a cool season vegetable that is considered a delicacy by many persons. It is a...

Spider Plant

INTRODUCTION Spider plant locally referred to as Mwangani (Swahili), Thageti (Kikuyu), Tsisaka (Luhya), Alot-dek (Luo), Saget (Kalenjin), Chinsaga (Kisii), Mwianzo...

Courgette

INTRODUCTION Courgette or Zucchini or squash has Fruits, leaves and flowers that are used as vegetables, and their seeds are consumed roasted as a snack food. Zucchini...

Maize

INTRODUCTION Maize (Zea mays L), is from Spanish: maíz after Taíno mahiz, known in many English-speaking countries as corn, is a grain domesticated by the Olmec and...

Amaranth

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