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Cowpea: A Tolerant, Unfailing Friend

Download article as PDF Friends are hard to come by in times of war and when you’re hungry even a single morsel of food can be your best friend. During the 1860s, in the United States, the Civil War put food security to the test. Starvation was threatening but there was one crop which helped...

Rescuing Africa’s staple orphan crops-sorghum, millet, cowpea, cassava and sweat potato-with biotechnology could help feed millions of people

Download article as PDF The year is 2100 and Africa is home to the world’s largest population ofyoung people, with its current leader – Nigeria – having close to a billion people in a territory smaller than the State of Alaska. Although it’s projected that some of the countries behind this phenomenal growth will be among the fastest-growing economies globally,...

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