1. 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...
  2. 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,...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. The seeding rate is the weight of the seed planted per unit area of land for any crop. Typical seeding rates range from a few pounds per acre to over 100 lbs/acre. The crop yield is the weight of the produce from a harvested crop. In many cases, the produce is itself a seed that can be replanted....
  9. 07/08/2018 Session: World Renew began promoting amaranth as a drought resistant, nutritious crop in 1999. It has been adopted by farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, but has found highest adoption in Western Kenya. There it has had both a nutritional and commercial impact. Presenter : Thomas Post is an...
  10. Session: World Renew began promoting amaranth as a drought resistant, nutritious crop in 1999. It has been adopted by farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, but has found highest adoption in Western Kenya. There it has had both a nutritional and commercial impact. Presenter: Thomas Post is an...