Groundnuts / HUMIDTROPICS / IITA / Intensification / Legumes / Malawi / MSU / Nutrition / Research / Southern Africa

Groundnut in Malawi: The cash ‘cow’ and butter that nourishes families

Groundnut is one of the widely grown grain legumes in Malawi. The crop has potential to contribute to food and income security, but yields on farmers’ fields are well below 1 t/ha.

The low yields are due to a number of factors including poor soil fertility in fields where groundnuts are usually grown and too low plant populations due to too wide ridges.

This Africa RISING research briefs explains the various best practices that, if followed by farmers, can ensure that they get optimum returns from groundnut cultivation.

Click here to read the brief

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