Plant studies show where Africa’s early farmers tamed some of the continent’s key crops

Wheat and other plants that feed much of the world today were likely first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East. But another early cradle of agriculture lay thousands of kilometers away, around West Africa’s Niger River Basin, a flurry of plant genomic studies is showing. Several of the continent’s traditional food cropsContinue reading “Plant studies show where Africa’s early farmers tamed some of the continent’s key crops”