Pearl Millet Improvement for enhanced productivity-strategies and impact

Rai, K N and Gupta, S K and Govindaraj, M and Yadav, H P (2015) Pearl Millet Improvement for enhanced productivity-strategies and impact. Indian Farming, 65 (04). pp. 19-22. ISSN 0019-4786

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With the continuing degradation of namral resource base, adverse climate change effects on crop production and increasing crop cultivation cost, there is growing awareness of the s ig nifi cant role , pearl millet can play in addressing the national food security. Further, with the increasing incidence of various li fe style diseases and emphasis on food-based solutions, there is a reappra isal of its nutr iti ve value contributing to nutriti onal security. Considering the relatively limited investments both from public and private sector in pearl millet improvement in India, and negligible strategic resea rch information generated elsewhere) it is pnldent to rationalize research priorities in terms of target environments, germplasm to be used, plant traits to be improved, and cultivar types to be developed, all o f which contribute to enhanced breeding efficiency and improved cultivar development.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Dryland Cereals
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pearl millet, Cereals, Germ plasm collection, Germ plasm
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets > Pearl Millet
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2016 10:00
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016 10:00
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