Updated Jul 29, 2019
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Improved agronomic practices to enhance germination and growth of African Indigenous Vegetables such as but not limited to Amaranthus spp., Solanum spp., and Cleome spp.https://horticulture.ucdavis.edu/project/nutrition-african-vegetables
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Poor production outcomes, yield and quality, of African Indigenous Vegetables. i) Seeds of AIVs are very small, needing care as to not plant too many wasting seeds and need well prepared land for good germination and emergence ii). Broadcasting method of planting makes operations such as weeding difficult. iii). Lack of farmer awareness on proper spacing of AIV. iv). About 75% of AIVs is sourced from informal seed system and quality of seed may not be certain.
Select best practices for African Indigenous Vegetable seed starting and train farmers on improved practices.