Cow peas are a nutritious and versatile legume that is widely grown in Malawi. They are an important source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber for both farmers and consumers. With the right hybrid seeds, farming techniques, and climate conditions, Malawian farmers can produce high-quality cow peas with great yields.
Growing Cow Peas
The best way to grow cow peas is to use hybrid seeds that have been specifically developed for the region e.g. Peacock Cowpeas. These seeds are more resistant to disease and pests, and they produce higher yields than traditional varieties. When planting cow peas, it is important to choose a location with well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight. The ideal temperature range for growing cow peas is between 18°C and 25°C.