Zeitschrift für Ernährung und Lebensmittelwissenschaften

Zeitschrift für Ernährung und Lebensmittelwissenschaften
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ISSN: 2155-9600


The Role of Vegetables in Ensuring Food Security and Poverty Alleviation: The Case of Ethiopia

Kebede Tedila Tadesse

This review is assessed in Debre Berhan university and the review mainly focused on the role of vegetables for income generation, employment opportunity and food security. The definitions of vegetable vary place to place, however their definition mostly related to their uses. Vegetable is an edible, usually a succulent plant or a portion of it eaten with staples as main course or as supplementary food in cooked or raw form. Vegetables are sources of vitamins, minerals and income for those involved in production and marketing. An increase in the availability, affordability and consumption of nutrient-dense vegetables is one way of reducing malnutrition. Recently, the governments of developing countries have sought to promote diversification of production and exports away from the traditional commodities in order to accelerate economic growth, expand employment opportunities, and reduce rural poverty.