This crop is helping us understand humanity’s nomadic past — and prepare for a hotter, drier future

Researchers turn to cowpea DNA to explore and improve the climate resilience of the globally important crop.

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International Institute of Tropical Agriculture researcher Ousmane Boukar (left) and a colleague screen cowpeas for drought resistance. Photo courtesy of Ousmane Boukar
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