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African Indigenous Vegetables Production and Consumption Behavior of Farmers in Zambia: An Econometric Analysis

African indigenous vegetables (AIVs) have recently received wide attention for their contribution toward food and nutrition security. Promoting the production and consumption of AIVs is likely to mitigate food insecurity and alleviate malnutrition in the African region. To document and analyze existing patterns of AIV production in Zambia, farmers were surveyed in person using a … Read More

Featured in Edible New Jersey: Basil Bonanza

For more than three decades, basil has been a primary focus of [Dr. Jim Simon’s] research. At Rutgers, he oversees one of the world’s most extensive collections of basil from all over the world, more than 100 types. Most recently, he and his colleagues have been focused on developing sweet basil that’s resistant to downy … Read More


Our catnip breeding recently made news: along with the The Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) CR9, a new breed of catnip with 3x as much enriched oil, was recently licensed. Ball Horticulture, an Illinois company will now produce the seeds for commercial farmers. Continue Reading in Rutgers Today