Oil & Nuts

Amaranth

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

Cotton

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 had...

Jatropha in Kenya

The Jatropha Curcas plant is emerging as the driver of a biofuel revolution in Kenya that could help restore the country’s degenerating environment at the same...

Groundnuts

INTRODUCTION Groundnuts originated in South America. The Portuguese took them to West Africa in the 16th century. Groundnuts are now grown in most tropical, subtropical...