Horna D, Timpo S and G Gruere Marketing Underutilized Crops: The case of the African Garden Egg
(Solanum Aethiopicum) in Ghana.
If the price of the farmer's crop (either maize or garden egg
) at the time of harvest fell below a given level (set to be at the 10th percentile of historical garden egg
prices during harvest period and at the 7th percentile of historical year-long prices for maize), then Mumuadu Bank forgave 50 percent of the principal and interest of the farmers' loan.
There are many breeds and crosses of poultry suitable for small scale garden egg
production - the marans, producer of rich, dark brown eggs, the Rhode Island Red, the seed stock for many of our high laying battery birds, and the Light Sussex, which, although a good layer is mainly a table bird.
Fresh leafy vegetable samples of amaranthus (Amaranthus spinosus), garden egg
(Solanum macrocapon), kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) commonly used for culinary preparations in the regions of northern Ghana (savannah zone) were sourced from market centres in Navrongo (Upper East Region) and Tamale (Northern Region).
The common crops are Yams, Guinea corn, rice, garden eggs