Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Nutritional Security

Upadhyaya, H D and Dronavalli, N and Sharma, S and Singh, S K and Singh, Sube and Gowda, C L L (2011) Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Nutritional Security. Documentation. International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh India.

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Over three billion people are currently malnourished due to nutritional deficiencies (eg, iron, zinc, vitamin A), resulting in learning disabilities among children, increased morbidity and mortality rates, lower worker productivity, and high healthcare costs. • Most staple food crops can be enriched (biofortified) with micronutrients using crop improvement tools. • Access to plant genetic resources is essential for crop improvement. • Globally, over 7.4 million accessions of economically important species are conserved in 1,750 genebanks (about 0.74 million in 11 CGIAR genebanks).......

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
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Subjects: Others > Food and Nutrition
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 05:53
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/5841
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