“Granny inspired me,” says African rice farmer

Ruramiso Mashumba, is a young farmer who means business. She has combined her formal academic training with traditional wisdom from her grandmother to establish...

Sweet potato fingers

Recipe from Community Technology Development Trust Ingredients 4 large cooked sweet potatoes 1chopped onion 1 carrot grated salt to taste 1/2tsp periperi 1/4 barbecue spice ...

Sweet potato scones

Recipe from Kufunda Village Ingredients 1 cup sweet potato flour 1 cup self-rising flour 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder 150g margarine ½ cup sugar 1...

Dried food delights

On a recent trip to East Africa, whilst enjoying the diverse traditional foods, I was stuck by the fact that food drying is not...

African ingredients/ Asian food

Many ingredients are shared by both African and Asian cuisine. Two examples are finger millet and cowpeas. Try the recipes below for a healthy,...

Wetland decline threatens a local delicacy

Wetlands are rapidly declining in most parts of Mutare district in Manicaland province, threatening crops such as magogoya or madhumbe, are a delicacy in...

Amaranth grain proves popular in gluten-free diets

The plant is already well known in Zimbabwe amongst traditional food fans. Locally called Mowa, Bonongwe or Imbuya, depending on where you are in...

Amaranth grain salad

Recipe from Cluster Agriculture Development Services Ingredients 100g whole amaranth grain ½ cup tangy mayonnaise ½ cabbage head, shredded 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated ...

Stirfry cowpea sprouts with amaranth

Ingredients 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 clove garlic (peeled and finely chopped) 500g cowpea sprouts (see sprouting method) 200g amaranth leaves (washed and torn into shreds) 3 spring onions...

Petalilli promotes seven generations principle

Herbal teas are becoming increasingly popular as health giving tonics and an alternative to caffeine-containing drinks. A wide range of different products is now...