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Pasha 39: How local crops and grains can help solve nutrition issues

Climate change presents a problem for many African countries. Drought resistant crops need to be accessible as good, nutritious food will become increasingly scarce with a changing climate. Indigenous crops like sorghum, millets and cowpeas are drought tolerant and can be prepared in ways that improve nutrition.

In today’s episode of Pasha, Kwaku Gyebi Duodu, an associate professor in food and chemistry at the University of Pretoria, looks at how combining and fermenting grains can combat malnutrition.

Read more: How combining and fermenting grains can help nutrition in Africa

Photo: Lance Hadley Busia market in Kenya, Africa. Sacks of grains, such as maize Shutterstock

Music “Happy African Village” by John Bartmann found on licensed under CC0 1.

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