Vegetables are a significant component of agricultural farming systems in Africa and have recently moved into the focus of research organizations, development partners and policy makers.The vegetables in Africa are either exotic (Celosia argentea, Latuca sativa, Lycopersicon esculentum,, etc.) or indigenous (Telfairia occidentalis, Corchorus olitorius, Vernonia amygdalina, Pterocarpus soyauxi, Ocimum gratissimum, Tamarindus indica, etc). The geographical location and climatic condition of Africa supports a huge diversity and distribution of vegetables. These indigenous vegetables are important component of African cultural heritage. They play roles in the tradition, food and income security of many households.
In order to achieve effective sustainable vegetable production in Africa, a combination of indigenous and modern technologies and fertilizer application to enhance growth is imperative.