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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

Fast mover
  • 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

Fast mover

Grain amaranth has been sidelined from large-scale production because of the difficulty of planting and harvesting the tiny grains by machine. However, for small farmers like Alice, the crop gives very quick returns; the young leaves are a nutritious leafy vegetable and the grain can be harvested within three months.

picture credit: Pius Sawa



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