Farmers in eastern Nigeria grow the fluted pumpkin

    | November 9, 2009

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    This week’s featured script continues our focus on traditional, local crop varieties. It highlights the fluted pumpkin, a crop that is grown in several African countries and is a particularly important traditional crop in eastern Nigeria. Read on to discover how this crop possesses many of the attributes that make local crops so important – such as suitability to local soil conditions, provision of food for different seasons, and high nutritional value.

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