Harvesting Plant and Microbial Biodiversity for Sustainably Enhanced Food Security

Laplaze, L and Sparvoli, F and Masmoudi, K and Hash, C T (2018) Harvesting Plant and Microbial Biodiversity for Sustainably Enhanced Food Security. Frontiers in Plant Science (TSI), 9 (42). pp. 1-27. ISSN 1664-462X

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According to the United Nations, the World population will reach 9 billion by 2050, with the majority of this growth occurring in developing countries. More than half of global population growth is expected to occur in Africa. On the other hand, one in nine of the World’s population suffers from chronic hunger, the vast majority of which live in developing countries (FAO et al., 2015). We therefore need to find new and sustainable solutions to feed this increasing population and alleviate the predicted negative impact of global changes on crop production. This e-Book summarize current research to improve food security and livelihoods in rural communities, reduce vulnerability, increase resilience, and mitigate land degradation in developing countries...

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food security, breeding, biodiversity, inoculation, microbiome, drought tolerance, salinization, climate change, microbial biodiversity, sustainably
Subjects: Others > Climate Risk
Others > Sustainable Agriculture
Others > Climate Change
Others > Food Security
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2018 07:44
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2018 09:57
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/10428
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00042
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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