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Peanut is a legume that comes into the diet of men in various forms. In the 1960s, India, China and West Africa were the only three continents that produced the most peanuts with each continent producing about35%, 19% and 18% of the total amount respectively, representing a total of 72% of the world production. Most peanuts are produced by small scale farmers.There is often a deficit in peanut consumption in southern Togo. In the southern parts of the country, most crops are used for consumption as fresh peanuts. Peanut production in the Northern regions however produces more peanuts thereby reducing the deficit recorded in the southern sector.This survey was conducted in the two northern regions of Togo, the Savannah region and the Kara region, to document endogenous knowledge on the production and conservation related to peanuts.

Published as FARA Research Report Volume 4 No: 10 (2019)