Bitterleaf is a widely eaten African vegetable. Indeed it is known to have medicinal properties in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ethiopia etcetera.
At the African Centre for Community and Development the notch has been taken a bit further as the plant/species has been tested successfully as a fodder.
This in a way heralds permaculture that should put the plant in focus alongside integrated livestock keeping as well as livelihoods strategies in Africa.
Director at the African Centre for Community and Development Ivo Arrey Mbongaya hopes their tested innovative practices with bitterleaf and other research instruments will be replicated in order to fight poverty and improve on food security in the continent.