Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security
  • Author : Stefano Padulosi
  • Release Date : 22 September 2021
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Nature
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 13 : 9781000450422
  • Total Download : 125
  • File Size : 55,7 Mb

Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security PDF Summary

Orphan Crops for Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security discusses the issues, challenges, needs and opportunities related to the promotion of orphan crops, known also as neglected and underutilized species (NUS). The book is structured into six parts, covering the following themes: introduction to NUS, approaches, methods and tools for the use enhancement of NUS, integrated conservation and use of minor millets, nutritional and food security roles of minor millets, stakeholders and global champions, and, building an enabling environment. Presenting a number of case studies at the regional and country levels, the chapters cover different but highly interlinked aspects along the value chains, from acquisition and characterization of genetic diversity, cultivation and harvesting to value addition, marketing, consumption and policy for mainstreaming. Cross-cutting issues like gender, capacity building and empowerment of vulnerable groups are also addressed by authors. Representatives from communities, research for development agencies and the private sector also share their reflections on the needs for the use enhancement of NUS from their own perspectives. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of food security, sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health and development, as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in building more resilient food and production systems.

Neglected Crops

Neglected Crops

Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
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