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Millets and Other Potential Crops: Ensuring Climate Resilience and Nutritional Security

Jyostnarani Pradhan

Deeply rooted in indigenous peoples' culture and traditions, millets (also called 'nutricereals' are ancestral crops high in nutritional value. As the global agrifood systems face challenges to feed an ever-growing global population, resilient cereals like millets provide an affordable and nutritious option and help guarantee food security.

This book presents the basic principles and practices of millets and other potential crops towards climate resilience and nutritional security. It discuses the role of millets in sustainable agriculture, the medicinal use of foxtail millet, exotic fruits in India, and climate-resilient fruit and vegetable crops.

The goal of this work is to promote the sustainable cultivation of millets, also under adverse and changing climatic conditions and improving their quality, highlighting their potential to provide new sustainable market opportunities for producers and consumers.

Print edition not for sale in South Asia (India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan or Bhutan)

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 15th, 2024
  • Pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032873008
  • Categories: Food Science - Chemistry & BiotechnologyAgriculture - Agronomy - Crop ScienceDiet & Nutrition - Nutrition

About the Author

Jyostnarani Pradhan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agriculture University, Bihar, India. She has contributed to many research projects as P.I. and Co-I. and has guided 5 M.Sc.(Plant Physiology) students as Major Advisor. She is presently working on stress physiology, secondary metabolites and seed physiology in various crops.

Jyoti Prakash Sahoo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, C.V. Raman Global University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has authored numerous research and review articles in the fields of Agricultural and Biological Science. He has also been recipient of the 'Foxcules India Prime Quality Education Award - 2021' for his contribution towards education.

Kailash Chandra Samal is Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. He specialises in Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Tissue culture, Microbial technology, DNA fingerprinting, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. He has also developed cost-efficient protocols for largescale micropropagation of several plant species, including banana, ginger, turmeric, sugarcane, stevia and sarpagnadha etc.

Manasi Dash serves as Faculty in the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding and obtained her Master's and Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics from OUAT in the year 1996 and 2005 respectively. She holds the credit of releasing one Sesame variety "Kalinga Sesame-3-1" and has also been instrumental in carrying out externally funded project from DBT Bio-Care, Govt. of India and RKVY, Govt. of Odisha.