Bambara groundnut, an indigenous legume, has been cultivated for centuries in the tropical regions south of the Sahara. It is also widely grown in Eastern Africa and Madagascar, and is even found in parts of South and Central America. Usually intercropped with sorghum, maize, and tuberous crops, BG gives the best yields on a deeply ploughed field with a fine seedbed. The seeds are used for human consumption, and to feed chicks (Oluyemi et a!., 1976). The haulm has been found to be palatable (Doku & Karikari, 1971), and is an important source of livestock feed.
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