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New Agriculturist: In pictures - Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater: Bringing in the grain
 
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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

Bringing in the grain
  • 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

Bringing in the grain

With its quick maturity, farmers can get three harvests in a year, and expect to reap up to one ton of grain per acre. Threshing is done immediately after harvest, with the grain collected on a clean tarpaulin. For Sammy Tiego, grain amaranth is now earning him more than maize.

picture credit: Pius Sawa

 

 

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