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Common beans Tanzania: Climate change risks and opportunities

In Tanzania, 7% of the land under production is used for the cultivation of beans. The average yield of beans (dry) is 888 kilograms per hectare (CIAT & World Bank, 2017). Common beans, despite its relatively low profitability, is considered a key value chain crop because of its inclusiveness, nutritional value, food security contribution and cash-crop importance (60% of the produced volumes are commercialized in the local market), and nitrogen fixation.

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  • Demissie, Teferi
  • Groot, Annemarie
  • Duku, Confidence
  • Budding-Polo, Monserrat
  • Kabuka, Godfrey
  • Nkenja, Emanuel
  • Ninga, Kasian
  • Lyimo, Raymond
  • Recha, John W.M.
  • Osumba, Joab
  • Schonenberg, Pierre




Demissie T, Groot A, Duku C, Budding-Polo M, Kabuka G, Nkenja E, Ninga K, Lyimo R, Recha J, Osumba J, Schonenberg P. 2019. Common beans Tanzania: Climate change risks and opportunities. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS); Wageningen Environmental Research, The Netherlands.