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Cadmium Uptake and Distribution to Edible Organs in African Indigenous Vegetables
Cadmium (Cd) is toxic to humans. The most important source for dietary intake is consumption of plant products, whereby Cd concentrations in leafy vegetables are particularly high. In periurban areas, soils are often ...
Plant Residue-Derived Organic Carbon Input into Soil in African Indigenous Vegetable Production Systems
Food production in sub Saharan Africa is constrained by low soil fertility, whereby soil organic matter (SOM) is key factor regulating many soil functions that determine the yielding ability of soils. SOM content is ...
Iron Concentrations in Roots and Edible Organs of African Indigenous Vegetable Species
Iron (Fe) deficiency is among the 10 leading human health risks causing “hidden hunger” in sub- Saharan Africa. Iron concentrations and bioavailability are often higher in leafy vegetables than in staple crops like maize ...
Strategies of African Indigenous Vegetables to Cope with Phosphorus Deficient Soils
Food production in smallholder farming systems of sub-Saharan Africa is often constrained by low soil contents of plant-available phosphorus (P). An option to increase food production is cultivation of species with high ...