2021
DOI: 10.5539/sar.v10n2p48
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Abstract: Malnutrition, hunger, and poverty are still major challenges globally especially in Sub-Saharan Africa affecting most countries like Nigeria. Legumes play key roles in food and nutritional security, health, and income generation. This review highlights status of pulse production and consumption in Nigeria and need for improvement. The study involved in-depth desk review. Data sources include FAO Statistics and other publication sources. Cowpea is Nigeria’s major pulse accounting for 95.45% area and 9… Show more

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“…The per capita consumption of pulses recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is 30 g/day/person. Remarkably, the average per capita daily consumption of pulses in SSA has significantly increased from about 21 g/day/per in 1985 to about 33 g/day/person in recent time ( Rawal and Navarro, 2019 ; Akah et al, 2021 ). However, the most consumed pulses are the common bean, soybean, and groundnut.…”
Section: Production and Consumption Status Of Orphan Legumesmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The per capita consumption of pulses recommended by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is 30 g/day/person. Remarkably, the average per capita daily consumption of pulses in SSA has significantly increased from about 21 g/day/per in 1985 to about 33 g/day/person in recent time ( Rawal and Navarro, 2019 ; Akah et al, 2021 ). However, the most consumed pulses are the common bean, soybean, and groundnut.…”
Section: Production and Consumption Status Of Orphan Legumesmentioning
confidence: 99%