Vegetables

Onions

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...

Tomatoes

INTRODUCTION Tomatoes are native to South and Central America, and are now cultivated widely throughout the world. They were brought back to Europe by Christopher...

Sugarcane

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 product of...

French Beans

INTRODUCTION Green beans, also known as French beans (British English), string beans in the northeastern and western United States, snap beans or squeaky beans, are the...

Amaranth

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

Mushrooms

INTRODUCTION Locally known as Swahili: Uyoga; Luhya: Obwoba; Luo: Obwolo; Kikamba: Makunu; Kikuyu: Makunu; Kalenjin: Bobar. Cultivated mushrooms are edible fungi that...

Okra

INTRODUCTION Okra is also known as Ghana: Okro; Swahili: Bamia, Binda. Okra is popular in India, West Africa and Brazil. Okra, also called lady’s fingers, is...

Cucumber

INTRODUCTION Cucumber is grown for the immature fruits, which are eaten fresh (slicing cucumber), or used for pickles (pickling cucumber). The slicing cucumbers are...