Local vegetables continue to grow even in the dry season

Photo credit: ECO.AFRI.COLOGY



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.