1. The Amaranth Institute, a non-profit organization, includes individuals, partnerships, firms corporations or associations who deal, in whole or part, with the growing, importation, processing, grinding and distribution of amaranth seeds, vegetable amaranth and amaranth processed products. Members...
  2. 12/07/2018 This video tells the story of Grain Amaranth - its growth and use. In addition, here is alinktoa video, filmed in Uganda in 2010----with testimonials by people living with AIDS. Their testimonials have also been validated by at least one controlled health study in Kenya.
  3. 07/08/2018 Session: Africa has the capacity to feed its children affordably and cost effectively if its vast resources are well harnessed and developed bringing and end to the continents constant food shortages and the shameful food handouts from other continents which do not enjoy the same kind of...
  4. 07/08/2018 Session: In the Tanzanian population occupational context, the majority (80%) experience food insecurity and poverty, and malnutrition is a phenomenon that has for a long time remained the main cause of child mortality, stunting and the most important impediment to further economic growth of the...
  5. 08/08/2018 Session: CADS and its partners have adopted approaches such as Demonstration Platform for Agricultural Research and Technology and mainstreaming nutrition for amaranth production. To date, CADS expanded amaranth production to a total of 13 districts. Promotional activities such as product fairs,...
  6. INTEGRATED APPROACH Developing a Model for a Sustainable Food System Rural family farmers work hard to produce half of the world's food, yet they make up 75% of the world's poor (FAO, 2014). We focus on the farming, consumption, and commercialization ofamaranth, a highly nutritious cereal crop...
  7. 20/04/2006 This exceptionally nutritious, high protein grain, that requires less rainfall than corn, has potential as a staple for the general population plus seems to offer special value in managing diseases such as HIV/AIDS.The Amaranth family contains more than 60 species (most of them wild) and...
  8. Originating in the Americas and Europe, amaranth has been cultivated for more than 8,000 years, dating back at least to the Mayan civilization of South and Central America. It was a staple of the Aztecs and incorporated into their religious ceremonies. In the 1500’s the Spanish conquistadors...
  9. Amaranthus is a herbaceous, annual upright and fast growing plant in the Amaranthuceae family. It consists of about 60-70 different species spread all over the world in temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climates. Grain amaranth (A. hypochondriucus and A, creuntus) is an early maturing, drought...
  10. Why grow Amaranthus crop: It requires less input to grow and can be grown by the rural poor It is easily harvested It is early maturing producing a lot of seeds/grains Highly tolerant to drought Highly nutritive with high quality proteins (lysine and methionine) and high levels of vitamins and...