Orphaned long ago, pigeonpea is making a comeback in the face of drought and climate change. Once considered of little significance, pigeonpea is rapidly gaining a reputation as a food security crop, income generator and commercial export commodity.


4.74 million– Global area (hectares) devoted to pigeonpea

3.8 million – Number of hectares planted in India

300%– Growth in African pigeonpea production since 1980

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