I am doing a research on agrobiodiversity managed amongst small scale farmers (in Rufunsa district)
To me the veggies at the marketplace of a little Zambian village (like Mpanshya where I did my field work) are fantastic, and a million times better than the S. African woolworths vegetables that look perfect, and are a bit scary ...
with regards to cucumber: are Vitunguza and Chakaka different varieties or different ways to name the same variety of cucumber?
I have the same question for sorghum
Are Chisumbu and Kambyombyo different varieties or different ways to name the same variety of sorghum?
Grateful for any help.
Slumdog shalapungu wrote :
> Mwana do you not know
> Zambians are not proud of anything Zambian and will always worship anything
> from outside the lines of this imaginary borders drawn up by the BSA. If
> you go into one of these tuma boer supermarkets all you will find is
> vegetables inferior to our own bondwe , kalembula , ifisashi and lumanda.
> The boer vegetables are sansad with all matter of chemicals and pesticides
> which collect in the mabonzo but if you look at the zam vegetables they
> grow naturally with no external help. Its wild because these same
> vegetables zambians shun for boer veggies are so well sort after and cost
> an arm and a leg. I once found an organic shop that was selling vitunguza
> in europe and they