Going Nuts in Africa!

Summary
A film on Bambara groundnut.

Africa used to account for 10% of the world’s agricultural output - it now represents a bare 4%. African scientists have rarely looked to their native crops to provide solutions to their food needs or offer export possibilities, but a humble groundnut may be about to start an African agricultural revolution! Scientists at the UK’s University of Nottingham believe Bambara Groundnut, a legume related to the Cow Pea, may well be the future of vegetable protein in countries with particularly dry climates. Drought tolerant and high in protein, Bambara Groundnut has been grown in vegetable patches by African women for as long as they can remember – now this E.U. funded project may be about to move it into the agricultural spotlight.

Organization
Univeresity of Nottingham

Group
Multimedia Links

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Related topics
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Underutilized species mentioned
Vigna subterranea

Keywords
awareness

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