Research on grain legumes in SADCC countries
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In the context of the overall food production situation in SADCC, usually measured in terms of staple cereals, this paper describes the situation vis-a-vis grain legumes and the role of the SADCC Grain Legume Improvement Programme (SADCC-GLIP). The paper examines the potential impact of the research programme on the improvement of groundnuts, beans and cowpeas, and considers other grain legumes that could be included as the programme develops. The paper concludes by assessing some factors that could influence the quantities of grain legumes that become available for daily consumption and trade.