Scientists are creating more productive cowpea crops
Today’s Video of the Day from scientists at Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) are studying the diversity of cowpea lines in an effort to develop higher yielding strains of the crop.
Also known as black-eyed peas, cowpeas are an important staple food in Africa – feeding more than 200 million people per day.
“There is still a lot to do to improve cowpea yields and much more research is needed,” said study first author Anthony Digrado. “But this work has established that variation exists that can be used to improve productivity and efficiency of an important food security crop.”
Video Credit: RIPE team