Analysis of markets for African leafy vegetables within Nairobi and its environs and implications for on-farm conservation of biodiversity
Summary African Leafy Vegetables (ALVs) are important sources of essential macro and micro-nutrients. In addition they
offer a source of livelihood when marketed, and also contribute to crop biodiversity. Despite these positive aspects,
only a few ALVs are grown, marketed and consumed in Kenya. This study analyses the ALV market in Nairobi and
the neighbouring areas, highlighting the factors that enable or inhibit its development. Furthermore, the study
determined different factors influencing inter- and intra-specific on-farm biodiversity, with a focus on the role of
ALV market development.