Investigation of physiological and molecular mechanisms for quality assurance in post-harvest management of African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp)

Dinah Kirigia
African indigenous leafy vegetables (ALVs) have a great potential in improving livelihood, offering sustainable food security and solving the malnutrition crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). African nightshade (Solanum scabrum Mill.) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.Walp.) are among the major indigenous leafy vegetables utilized in SSA. Currently, farmers suffer over 50 % qualitative and quantitative losses along the field to consumer chain, due to poor production conditions, unknown maturity indices, poor harvesting methods and post-harvest storage...
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