Current knowledge on Amaranthus spp

Current knowledge on Amaranthus spp: research avenues for improved nutritional value and yield in leafy amaranths in sub-Saharan Africa

In the past 20 years, very little progress has been achieved in reducing food insecurity, child malnutrition and hunger in Africa. Under-nutrition and micronutrients deficiencies are widespread andaffect mainly women and children. To address these problems, increased consumption of African leafy vegetables is promoted as sources of both micronutrients and bio-active compounds. Widely promoted African leafy vegetables include Amaranthus spp., a taxonomic group cultivated worldwide.

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