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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

Getting the attention it deserves
  • 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

Getting the attention it deserves

Widely regarded as a weed and largely ignored by crop breeders, grain amaranth has been introduced to the area as a drought-tolerant food and cash crop. Sammy Tiego was one of the first farmers to adopt grain amaranth, which is native to Central America.

picture credit: Pius Sawa



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