Helping groundnut retain its place in Nigeria through the Tropical Legumes Project
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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Alhaji Sani Usman remembers what being a groundnut farmer in Nigeria’s Kano state entailed a few decades ago – prosperity, respect and global admiration, manifest in the fabled pyramids of groundnut stacks that reached for the skies following harvest.
“The groundnut pyramids soared over the buildings in Kano and were a sign of our pride. It was a time when groundnut was the most valued export crop,” Usman reminiscences while talking about groundnut’s past in Nigeria.