Cowpea varieties for dual use – Kelle, Leona


Problem that technology is supposed to solve :

Food and nutrition insecurity

Technical characteristics of the technology :

Yield potential - 2.9 t/ha for Kelle and 3 t/ha for Leona compared to the control variety Yacine < 1t/ha; High crude protein content - 23.7% for Leona and Leona compared to Yacine; High haulm yield - at least 3t/ha compared to 2t/ha for Yacine; Short cycle - 60 days for Kelle and Leona.

Economic characteristics of the technology

- Acquisition cost :

The same as the existing cowpea varieties.

- Economic profitability :

- Comparative advantage :

Early varieties; 200% increase in grain yield and 50% increase in haulm yield compared to the control variety Yacine; Good quality forage.

Limits of the technology :


Technical sheet