Progress made in conserving Zambia’s famous edible Orchid

Researchers behind the conservation project of scarce orchid tubers used to make a delicacy popularly known in Zambia, as Chikanda, are making notable progress in efforts to discover species that would be able to grow in commercial production systems. New species have been identified in the trade, an App for identification of more has been developed and discussion towards taking the project regional are underway. Growing Demand In Zambia, the orchid, popularly known as African Polony, is normally ground into powder form and then cooked into a cake-like dish, which…

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