Phosphorus-efficient common beans featured in new video

Published on:

January 10, 2019

Community of Practice:

East & Southern Africa

Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) lines developed through collaboration between the Roots Lab and the Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research can absorb more phosphorus in low phosphorus soils. Phosphorus (P) deficiency is a major biophysical constraint to food production across large areas of farmland in sub-humid and semi-arid Africa. Estimates suggest that 530 million ha of soils in Africa have inherently low concentration and solubility of P in soils, making P a limiting factor for crop production. A new video highlights the action.

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    East & Southern Africa

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