Many farmers in East Africa maintain small plots of vegetables which typically include indigenous and non-indigenous crops. One Acre Fund sought to evaluate recommended planting best practices for three vegetables: red onions, black nightshade (Solanumnigrum), and spider plant (Cleome gynandra). These nutritious and widely grown vegetables are an important part of the traditional East African diet as a balance to the calorie-dense, maize-based
One Acre Fund also worked with local seed companies to procure improved seed. One Acre Fund also researched best practices in planting methods and trialed these new crops to evaluate yield potentials within the research station. and worked with local seed companies to procure improved seed.