Food Beneath Their Feet

A movement is afoot to recover traditional African food plants, preserve them, and disseminate the knowledge about how to grow and use them. Many have medicinal advantages as well as nutritional ones, and can be grown without any costly inputs. Anastacia Chheruiyot is a leader in this movement.

Anastacia Cheruiyot is a plant biologist who developed the Haller Foundation’s indigenous plant program. She is now a program officer for the African Women’s Agribusiness Network and a consultant in areas such as biodiversity conservation, climate-smart agriculture, and value-chain development for indigenous vegetables. She is based in Mombasa, Kenya.

Links for more information: Bio of the speaker:; Haller foundation:;
African Women’s Agribusiness Network:

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