Lightning talk: African indigenous vegetables for nutrition


Examining African indigenous vegetables and their nutritional analysis, production, and marketing are the topics of this five-minute lightning talk. Jim Simon of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is the speaker and also the principal investigator of this project with funding from the Horticulture Innovation Lab and international team members in Zambia and Kenya.

Simon talks about the Four A's: Access, Affordability, Availability and Adoption. He also discusses some of the nutritional factors and potential anti-nutritional factors of amaranth, moringa, spider plant, and African nightshade--with detailed slides.

This presentation was given at the 2016 Horticulture Innovation Lab annual meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


Zambia Kenya