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Title: COWPEA: Post-harvest Operations

Date Published: 2004
Author/s: Carlos Gómez
Edited by AGST/FAO: Danilo Mejía
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Affiliation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Cowpea is one of the most ancient crops known to man. Its origin and domestication occurred
in Africa near Ethiopia and subsequently was developed mainly in the farms of the African
Savannah. (Duke, cited by UC SAREP). Nowadays it is a legume widely adapted and grown
throughout the world (Summerfield et al., cited by Aveling, T., 1999), however, Africa predominates in production as is shown

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