NEWS: Ghanaian farmers upbeat about PBR cowpea

[Tamale: November 2, 2022] When Bakuvie Zinna, a Ghanaian cowpea farmer, was invited by a local extension agent to take part in demonstrations for a new variety resistant to the pod borer, he couldn’t hide his excitement. Zinna considers the pest a key enemy for...

Africa Depends On Cowpea For Nutrition – Umakhihe

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Ernest Umakhihe, has said Nigeria and Africa depend on cowpea (beans) to get a daily dose of their nutritional value. He made this known when he received a delegation from Ghana...

Makurdi Varsity Releases Two New Varieties to Boost Cowpea Production

To improve cowpea production and boost food security in the country, the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi (JOSTUM), formerly Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi (FUAM), has released two new improved cowpea varieties. Speaking at the launch of the event...