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Plant Genetic Resources and Food Security
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Editors: Marlena A. Diaz
Book Description:
Plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) serve as the raw material used by plant breeders and farmers to create new crop varieties. As such, they are viewed by many as the foundation for modern agriculture and as essential for achieving global food security. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that more than three-quarters of the increased crop productivity of the past 30 years is the result of plant breeding, and that future global food security depends to a large extent on the continued improvement of food crops. This book explores the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture which provides a general framework for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources. (Imprint: Novinka)


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Table of Contents:
Preface

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, pp.1-35
(Melissa D. Ho)

Crop Genetic Resources: An Economic Appraisal, pp.37-88
(Kelly Day Rubenstein, Paul Heisey, Robbin Shoemaker, John Sullivan, George Frisvold, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Using Genetic Tools to Combat Hunger, pp.89-91
(Kay Simmons, Steven M. Kappes, Agricultural Research Forum)

Rice: Improving Rice, A Staple Crop Worldwide, pp.93-102
(Agricultural Research Forum)

Beans: Help for the Common Bean-Genetic Solutions for Legume Problems, pp.103-110
(Agricultural Research Forum)

Corn: Boosting Vitamin A Levels in Corn to Fight Hunger, pp.111-114
(Agricultural Research Forum)

Potatoes: Nutrient-Packed and Pest-Resistant Potatoes from ARS Research, pp.115-122
(Agricultural Research Forum)

Index

   Series:
      Agriculture Issues and Policies
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 6 x 9
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-732-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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