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Local vegetables continue to grow even in the dry season

Photo credit: ECO.AFRI.COLOGY

 

EAT YOUR AFRICAN LEAFY VEGETABLES

Sometimes, solutions aren’t all that complicated.  It’s as simple as taking down stereotypes and showing people that their local food is better than exotic, hyped-up variants.

Check out this quick video showing just such an example.  Replacing kale with a local leafy green, one woman got a boost in income, allowing her to sell at the market only one day per week.  And these local vegetables continue to grow even in the dry season.

Happy people; healthy, drought-tolerant vegetables; I love this stuff.

Find more info on the benefits of the project at African leafy vegetables come out of the shade.

Read the full story : Eco.Afri.Cology

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.