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Pigeon peas

These are being promoted by Christian Aid and other organisations as they can be grown on poor land and short-duration pigeon peas (3–4 months) suitable for multiple cropping have recently been developed. Pigeon peas are very drought-resistant and can be grown in areas which are no longer suitable for other crops.  They also fix nitrogen in the soil which improves the fertility for other crops.  They can be made into dhal or ground to make flour and have a good flavour as well as being protein rich.