Dual-purpose cowpea seed (forage and seed) and short cycle


Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

- Food insecurity

- Low production

Technical characteristics of the technology :

- To improve Niger's agricultural production by increasing from one harvest per year to three harvests, including two in the middle of the dry season; 

- New approaches and solutions to food insecurity and farmers' income.

- Preferential cultivation zone: Rainfall: 300 to 600 mm

- Sowing-maturity cycle: Early 70 days

- Growth habit of the plants : Semi-erect

- Potential yield (in T/ha): 3Tons on average

- Hulling yield: 80%.

- Resistance to enemies: Aphid resistant, sensitive to Thrips and Bruch, sensitive to Striga.

- Weight of 1,000 grains (g): 180 gr.

- Grain: White colour (red hilum)

- Tolerance: Drought tolerant;Fodder quality: Good fodder quality

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Technical sheet