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Table 1 Trends for word acreage (million ha) and yield (t ha−1) for legume crops included in FAOSTAT classification starting from 1974 to 2014 [23]; the major three cereal crops are also reported, for comparison

From: Multiple benefits of legumes for agriculture sustainability: an overview

  Harvested area (Million ha) Yield (t ha−1)
1974 1984 1994 2004 2014 1974 1984 1994 2004 2014
Legume crops
Bambara bean 0.05 0.05 0.09 0.12 0.37 0.67 0.66 0.64 0.65 0.77
Dry bean 23.9 26.3 26.7 27.3 30.14 0.53 0.6 0.65 0.67 0.83
Faba bean 3.98 3.32 2.48 2.65 2.37 1.07 1.29 1.45 1.62 1.82
Chickpea 10.6 9.85 9.96 10.5 14.8 0.56 0.67 0.71 0.8 0.96
Cowpea 4.7 3.66 7.35 9.18 12.52 0.35 0.31 0.38 0.45 0.45
Groundnut 19.9 18.2 22 23.7 25.68 0.94 1.1 1.3 1.54 1.65
Lentil 2.03 2.56 3.43 3.85 4.52 0.61 0.68 0.81 0.93 1.08
Lupin 0.76 1.06 1.56 1.05 0.76 0.84 1.05 0.78 1.18 1.3
Pea 8.13 8.91 7.65 6.34 6.87 1.22 1.3 1.88 1.85 1.65
Pigeon pea 3.04 3.61 4.24 4.72 6.67 0.54 0.78 0.74 0.7 0.73
Soybean 37.4 52.9 62.5 91.6 117.72 1.41 1.71 2.18 2.24 2.62
French bean 0.22 0.17 0.22 0.23 0.20a 5.76 6.93 7.44 9.04 9.32a
Vetch 1.52 1.29 0.93 0.89 0.52 1.24 1.21 1.12 1.43 1.71
Pulses, nes 5.67 5.65 5.33 4.27 6.1 0.54 0.58 0.65 0.82 0.84
Vegetables, leguminous nes 0.14 0.18 0.18 0.25 0.24a 5.41 5.09 5.18 6.54 6.86a
Major cereal crops
Wheat 222.12 230.77 215.12 216.57 221.62 1.62 2.22 2.45 2.92 3.29
Maize 119.86 127.76 137.99 147.45 183.32 2.56 3.53 4.12 4.94 5.66
Rice (paddy) 136.89 144.24 147.29 150.58 163.25 2.43 3.23 3.66 4.03 4.54
  1. In Table 2, for each legume crop, item name and code as well as FAO definitions are reported
  2. aData are referred to year 2013 (2014 data not available)