The Bean Atlas



The Bean atlas is a comprehensive map of the bean growing areas in Africa. The first version was first published in 1998 and in paper format. For the last four years, PABRA has been developing the second edition, which shows dramatic changes in bean production areas across Africa, where some have expanded and others have shifted. The new atlas will be digital and available online soon.

The new edition contains information from bean producing areas in Eastern, Southern and Western Africa and represents a total of 22 countries. It overlays bean producing areas with information on: bean varieties grown in those regions; ongoing seed production and dissemination work; local, national and international bean markets; market routes; information on end users, farmers and bean consumption; bean constraints, both Biotic and abiotic; and more.