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New Agriculturist: In pictures - Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater: From weed to wonder crop
 
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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

From weed to wonder crop
  • From weed to wonder crop
  • Getting the attention it deserves
  • Fast mover
  • Bringing in the grain
  • Winnowing
  • Nutritious and digestible
  • Milk and manure
  • Income generation

From weed to wonder crop

In 2010, Alice Josphat planted a trial plot of grain amaranth on her farm in Lugardi district, western Kenya. Each seed head holds up to half a million grains, and she uses the flour to make porridge and chapattis.

picture credit: Pius Sawa

 

 

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