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Agricultural Reviews, volume 42 issue 3 (september 2021) : 292-299

​Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.), A Promising Grain Legume Crop of Bangladesh: A Review

Swapan Kumar Paul, Dipali Rani Gupta
1Department of Agronomy, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh 2202, Bangladesh.
Cite article:- Paul Kumar Swapan, Gupta Rani Dipali (2021). ​Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.), A Promising Grain Legume Crop of Bangladesh: A Review. Agricultural Reviews. 42(3): 292-299. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-203.
Faba bean is one of the multi-purpose oldest crop which is used as a source of dietary protein in human, as fodder and forage for livestock, feed for poultry and for available nitrogen for the biosphere. It is cool season grain legume that is grown in large areas in various countries in the world including a limited locality in Bangladesh. Diverse ecosystem benefits are expected from inclusion faba bean in cropping systems. This article reviews the published work mentioning potential uses of faba bean world-wide, challenges and its cultivation possibilities in Bangladesh.

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