Cowpea: The Food Legume of the 21st Century

Cowpea: The Food Legume of the 21st Century

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B.B. Singh

ISBN: 978-0-89118-621-2
Pages: 184

The story of cowpea (black-eyed peas) is a fascinating example of how science can solve the world's biggest problems—even more fascinating is the story of the scientist behind the research. B.B. Singh wrote this book to serve as an accessible summary of cowpea breeding, management, and use. He has devoted his life's work to solving the "protein gap" of the Green Revolution in which the emphasis on corn and wheat neglected the protein-rich legumes vital to plant-based nutrition. Today, under his careful tending, cowpea truly has become the food legume of the century. From genetics to recipes, he gives a full account of how cowpea belongs in our global agriculture and in every diet. Along the way, he shares his inspiring story. B.B. Singh, author. Softcover, 7x10". 2014. CSSA. Co-sponsored by IITA. Item: B30499. View the Table of Contents (PDF).