The Pan-African Legumes conference is highlighting some of the outcomes of their meeting in Zambia. More than 520 registered participants from 46 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the United States and India gathered to discuss ways to boost productivity, intensify cropping systems, improve human nutrition and develop value chains of grain legumes.
Sub-Saharan Africa was chosen as the site of the conference because of its traditionally poor bean production. Pests and diseases, low soil fertility, poor agronomic practices and climate change, along with increased populations, have prevented beans from reaching their full potential in this region of the world where hunger, poverty and malnutrition are daily challenges.
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