Cowpeas are grown as a low- input crop by many smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe. Its leaves are an important vegetable while the seeds are also nutritious grain in the diets of smallholder households; providing plant protein.

However, yields of cowpea remain low for many farming communities across the country mainly due to poor husbandry practices, diseases and pests.

The LFSP’s Agricultural Productivity and Nutrition component has developed a production guide to provide field based agricultural extension personnel and farmers with quick reference material to guide them in proper husbandry practices for cowpea production.

Download the production guide for cowpeas here.

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