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Portraying the realities of indigenous vegetables in Tanzania

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What role do indigenous vegetables play in the daily life of those living in and around Arusha in Tanzania? What can different actors do to make sure these vegetables are better integrated into the local food system?

We interviewed and filmed a number of them, from small scale farmer Redecunda William to government official Mugune Masatu, and they told us about the importance and the challenges of integrating indigenous vegetables into day-to-day life and in policies.

Watch the interviews

Click on the ‘Read more’ button below to watch the videos and read the stories of those we interviewed:

The power of amaranth and cowpea

Would you like to know more on the topic? Read the complete report.

These documentaries are the result of a joint effort between the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) and the Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation. For questions and feedback, please contact Paulina Bizzotto Molina at

About the Sustainable Agrifood Systems Strategies project

The Sustainable Agrifood Systems Strategies (SASS) project aims to contribute to the ongoing debates and initiatives on increasing the sustainability of food systems by examining the role of neglected and underutilised species or indigenous vegetables. For more information, take a look at our dossier.

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