Cook's Guide to Groundnut Delicacies: Favorite Recipes from Northern Nigeria

Vabi, M B and Ajeigbe, H A and Diama, A and Affognon, H D (2018) Cook's Guide to Groundnut Delicacies: Favorite Recipes from Northern Nigeria. Technical Report. ICRISAT.

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Research Program : West & Central Africa

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This guide is a revised version of a previous one "COOK'S GUIDE FOR SMART GROUNDNUT AND GROUNDNUT-BASED PRODUCTS FOR IMPROVED NUTRITION IN NIGERIA". That guide was compiled by Michael Boboh Vabi, with contributions from Maryamu D. Katung, Salamatu Garba, Taiwo Olawale, Maimuna EI-Labib, Ebenezer Oluloto, Dayo Ogundjo, Joseph Babangida, Olawale Awoyemi, Stephanie Okpere and Sharma Malubhotla. Contributors to the previous guide represented implementation partners of the Nigerian component of the USAID funded Groundnut Technology Upscaling Project. The authors of the present guide thank them for setting the pace for the development of the present guide which is more comprehensive. We are grateful to Hajiya Hafsat Ibrahim, Mr. Ishiyaku Yohana, Ms Yemisi Thompson, Mr. Abubakar Hassan Inuwa, Mr. Lawal Bala, Dr. Motagi Babu, Mr. Abba Aliyu Kasim and the several small-scale female groundnut processors in Bunkure and Dawakinkudu Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kano State, Two of these women Hajiya Fatima Muhammed, and Hajiya Tina Suleiman of the Dawakin-Kudu WOFAN supported Women's Centre, assisted in the description of the preparation of the additional recipes included into this version of the Cook's Guide. Mr. Sanusi Dankawu of the Kano State ADP played a key facilitating role throughout the compilation of this booklet. We really appreciate this facilitating role.


Groundnut is an important crop for improving the health and nutrition of smallholders in many countries of West and Central (WCA). It is cheaper and more widely available than other locally available sources of protein. Apart from being an important element of regular dishes, groundnut can also be used to prepare Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTFs) to manage severe malnutrition among internally displaced persons (IDPs). This Cook's Guide to Groundnut Delicacies: Favorite Delicacies from Northern Nigeria is one of the pointers of the commitment of ICRISAT to contribute to the reconstruction of the previous groundnut pyramids in different ways. Today, groundnut pyramids should create jobs, expand market opportunities, enhance the processing of groundnut and encourage the systematic consumption of healthy groundnut and groundnut-based products. This is why adopting a market-oriented approach to boost groundnut production in countries of WCA also requires sustained awareness-creation campaigns for its consumption. It covers most of the popular recipes in Nigeria and should therefore help household and women to uncover options for including groundnut and groundnut-based products into their daily meals and opportunities for generating cash incomes. Professionally, the guide should constitute a handy reference material for field-based development workers of the Agricultural Development Authorities (ADPs), Civil Society Organization (CSOs) and Communitybased Groups. A majority of field-based agents, particularly those of the Women in Agriculture (WIA) teams of the ADPs in Nigeria, will find this guide a valuable reference material and companion. Indeed, this reference guide also raises awareness on the fact that addressing nutrition requires taking actions at all stages of commodity value chains - from production, processing, retail to consumption. I congratulate the authors of this guide for putting together feasible recipes for groundnut into a single reference guide, and urge colleagues of the ICRISAT, WCA hub to adapt and/or develop similar guides for other ICRISAT mandate crops of the region.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Groundnut Recipes, Groundnut, Peanut
Subjects: Others > Smart Foods
Others > Nigeria
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Africa
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2018 10:54
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 10:55
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