By Patrick Soko
The Monkey Orange Crafts has advised Farmers to start cultivating Yam to avoid over-dependence on maize.
Yam is high in vitamin c and b6 potassium and manganese, with low in saturated fats and sodium and provides a good balance in the human body and protects against heart diseases and diabetes.
Yam also gives more sustainable energy and it promotes longevity in life as it also acts as an anti-ageing agent.
Organization Founder Micheal Mwandila has noted that growing organic yam can contribute to an increase in food security and incomes among the small-scale farmers as well as the creation of employment.
He adds that from one single plant of yam, a farmer can harvest about 25 kilogrammes, thus the reason monkey orange crafts yam project has invested in training farmers with an interest in growing the crop.