Despite an uncertain future, 600 million of the world’s most vulnerable people continue to depend on legume crops such as chickpea, pieonpea and groundnut for food and fodder. A key goal is to leverage the potential of these subsistence crops to generate income and promote international trade.
25% – Africa’s contribution to global groundnut production
25% – India’s share of worldwide legume production
700% – Growth in imports of legumes by India, 2001-2008