Grass pea

Unlocking the potential of the most drought tolerant legume.

 

The mounting challenge of climate change increases the need for crops that can be grown sustainably and withstand weather extremes.

This deep-rooting and soil-enriching legume crop will enhance food-security, through reducing the risk of crop failure by improving water management through its drought tolerance while also improving soil nutrient management through symbiotic nitrogen fixation and phosphate mobilisation.

People 

John Innes Centre

Cathie Martin

John Innes Centre
John Innes Centre

Chris Darby

John Innes Centre
BecA-ILRI Hub

Sita Ghimire

BecA-ILRI Hub
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - Ethiopia

Zewdie Bishaw

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas – Ethiopia
John Innes Centre

Abhimanyu Sarkar

John Innes Centre
BecA-ILRI Hub

Isaac Njaci

BecA-ILRI Hub
International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas

Shiv Kumar Agrawal

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
Debre Zeit Research Center - Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research

Nigusie Girma

Debre Zeit Research Center – Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
John Innes Centre

Peter Emmrich

John Innes Centre
Queensland University of Technology

Sagadevan Mundree

Queensland University of Technology
John Innes Centre

Anne Edwards

John Innes Centre

Grass pea in media and publications

BBC Radio - Science in Action

Making the Grasspea a safer staple crop

BBC Radio – Science in Action

Remodeling an Ancient Insurance Crop for Climate Resilience

Book chapter in Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Pulse Crops