£1.2m funding for Pea Project
A research group at the John Innes Centre have been awarded £1.2 million from the BBSRC to fund trials of their new grass pea varieties across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Drought is a major cause of famine across sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Cathie Martin, based at the John Innes Centre, leads the international project.
“We have developed safe grass pea varieties that can be adopted by smallholders and farmers in regions of the world where this is an important crop.”