Cowpea Production

Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds and leaves, and its residues can used as livestock fodder. It can withstand drought, short growing period and its multi-purpose use makes it an attractive alternative for farmers in marginal, drought-prone areas with low rainfall.

The crop is also an important component in crop rotation because it has the ability to restore soil fertility. Besides, early maturing varieties provide food sooner than any other crops.

The main cowpea growing areas in Kenya are Kitui, Kisii, Migori, Kakamega, Bungoma, Machakos, Makueni, Kwale, Kilifi and Tharaka Nithi.

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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is an annual leguminous crop which is grown for its seeds and leaves, and its residues can used as livestock fodder. It can withstand drought, short growing period and its multi-purpose use makes it an attractive alternative for farmers in marginal, drought-prone areas with low rainfall.

The crop is also an important component in crop rotation because it has the ability to restore soil fertility. Besides, early maturing varieties provide food sooner than any other crops.

The main cowpea growing areas in Kenya are Kitui, Kisii, Migori, Kakamega, Bungoma, Machakos, Makueni, Kwale, Kilifi and Tharaka Nithi.

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  • Store Name: Kenya
  • Vendor: Richard Kedemi
  • Address: Kenya
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