Research visual presentation for Università Milano Bicocca on Sustainable Agrifood Systems Strategies (SASS) project by ECDPM Europe.
In Tanzania and Kenya, growing and eating indigenous vegetables – meaning those plants that have been traditionally cultivated and consumed in a specific area – could be very beneficial for producers and consumers alike. Yet, many of them made it to the list of neglected species. In the countries heavily affected by malnutrition, indigenous vegetables – which are highly nutritious and grow easily and abundantly – would be expected to figure on policymakers’ agendas. However, our two-year research on the realities surrounding the production and consumption of indigenous vegetables has shown that it is not the case.

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