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Grain Amaranth - the drought-beater

  • 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


After threshing, the tiny grains are winnowed using simple containers like traditional baskets or plastic buckets. The winnowed grain is dried in the sun, and can then be safely stored for long periods.

picture credit: Pius Sawa



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