SASS EU PROJECT RESEARCH TEASER
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.