V. villosa, commonly known as hairy vetch, is now present on all continents. It is considered as CIAT/FAO collaboration on Tropical Forages.
Hairy vetch is an appropriate winter legume cover crop to improve subtropical . Field experiments were carried out at the Tropical Agriculture.
Hairy vetch is native to Southern Europe, the Mediterranean Basin and Western Asia. It is naturalized in most temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions of both .