MODERN COWPEA BREEDING HELPS IN ADAPTING CLIMATE CHANGE
Keywords:Cowpea, breeding, climate
Cowpea is multi-purpose crop because it is used as vegetable, grain, green manure, fodder and pasture crop. It provides strong support to the livelihood of small-scale farmers through its contributions to their nutritional security, income generation and soil fertility enhancement. Climate change poses a fundamental threat to the places, species and people's livelihoods. Crop yields of cowpea will be fall within the next decade due to climate change. Therefore, by using modern breeding methods and development of suitable cultivar will increase adaptation to climate change.
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