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Crops that feed the world 6. Past successes and future challenges to the role played by maize in global food security
(Springer Verlag, 2011)
Maize is one of the most important food crops in the world and, together with rice and wheat, provides at least 30% of the food calories to more than 4.5 billion people in 94 developing countries. In parts of Africa and ...
Enhancing the mineral and vitamin content of wheat and maize through plant breeding
More than half of the world's population suffers micronutrient undernourishment. The main sources of vitamins and minerals (iron, zinc, and vitamin A) for low-income rural and urban populations are staple foods of plant ...
Wheat breeders' perspectives on genetic diversity and germplasm use: Findings from an international survey
Wheat breeders working in national wheat research programmes around the world, and particularly those in developing countries, are concerned that in the future scientific advance may be limited because wheat genetic diversity ...