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.

Author
Charity Irungu

Publisher
GFU

Group
Marketing case studies

File type
PDF

File size
250 Kb

Topic
MARKETS AND MARKETING

Underutilized species mentioned
Amaranthus caudatus, Brassica carinata, Cleome gynandra, Corchorus olitorius, Crotalaria brevidens, Crotalaria ochroleuca, Cucurbita moschata, Solanum scabrum

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Analysis of markets for African leafy vegetables within Nairobi and its environs and implications for on-farm conservation of biodiversity


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