Mungbean research activities are underway in Africa. This nutritious short-season legume fits well into cereal crop rotations and can help revitalize depleted soils.
Bubble dryers use solar radiation and ambient air to dry mungbean.
UNLEASHING THE ECONOMIC POWER OF VEGETABLES IN AFRICA
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The alliance continues to facilitate uptake of the latest technology among farmers and stakeholders.
Mungbean has long been a popular crop in Asia, but other parts of the world are beginning to take greater notice of this nutritious legume.
Bred by the World Vegetable Center, ‘Lakateu-AV’ and ‘Kiukae-AV’ are the first mungbean varieties released in Timor-Leste—and also the first WorldVeg vegetable varieties in the country.
Mungbean has great potential to provide additional income for farmers and nutritious food for people. This important pulse crop in Asia can be harvested 2 months after sowing, which makes it an ideal fit for fallow periods in rice and wheat production systems.
A mungbean learning alliance established in 2015 under the BMZ-funded “Beans with Benefits” project is bringing together researchers, farmers, extension workers, brokers, processors, millers, input suppliers and marketers to discuss issues related to mungbean production in Pakistan. --MORE--
This study determined the level of phytonutrients in mungbean and soybean sprouts compared to mature mungbean grain and vegetable soybean. Sprouting mungbean enhanced vitamin C content 2.7-fold compared to mature mungbean grain. The vegetable soybean stage was superior to soybean sprouts in terms of content of protein (14% increase), Zn (45%), Ca (72%), and Fe (151%). Isoflavones, reported to have beneficial effects on human health, are found at high concentrations in soybean sprouts.
In India’s eastern state of Odisha, mungbean and urdbean are important crops that provide a major share of people’s daily nutrition. But seed is broadcast and left without any care until the harvest; crops are grown mostly under rainfed conditions, and yields are low. -- MORE --