• Orphan crops for future food security

    15 days ago - By Journal of Biosciences

    Abstract
    Climate change, along with current agricultural practices, is going to pose a significant challenge for future food security, especially in developing countries. Orphan crops can help mitigate this threat due to their inherent properties of stress tolerance and nutrition content. Industrialization of agriculture has left these minor crops behind in terms of domestication. As a result, the potential of these crops is underutilized. These crops can be a game-changer in the long term if necessary steps are taken to improve the quality as well as quantity of yield. Concerted efforts...
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