“Common bean production is concentrated in cool areas, yet there is genetic potential to expand the adaptation of this crop. There is considerable variation in varieties grown by farmers, a diversity further supported by the hundreds of bean varieties released by governments across Africa, more so than any other legume.”—Snapp, Cox, and Peter 2019
Snapp, S. S., Cox, C., and Peter, B. G. 2019. Multipurpose pulse crops for smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa: Identification of promising ‘scale out’ options. Global Food Security 23:22–32.