Dried cowpea seeds.
Farmers dry them directly in the pods.
One of the recommendations from researchers working in the Barotse (Bioversity, WorldFish, AAS) is for the community to add more seeds and legumes into their diet to fill nutrition gaps.
This work on nutrition-sensitive landscapes is carried out by Bioversity International in partnership with the Farming Systems Ecology (FSE) group from Wageningen University and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, to characterize the Barotse landscape and its current farming systems. It is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agricultural Systems (AAS) and the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH).
Credit: Bioversity International/E.Hermanowicz