Bambara groundnut is currently being featured on FAO website, as “Traditional Crop of the Month”. We are delighted that FAO has chosen to feature this vital but underutilised legume. Bambara groundnut is cultivated by approximately 0.3 million small holder and subsistence farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa, and is the thrid most cultivated legume in the region, after cowpea and peanut. Bambara groundnut provides a vegetable protein to the rural poor in the region who cannot afford animal protein. Bambara groundnut is also cultivated in selected countries in South East Asia, namely Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, where it is often used as an inter crop or rotational crop with commodity crops such as rubber, maize and oil palm

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