Neglected and Underutilized Crop SpeciesEntry ID: IPGRI_NUS
Abstract: The International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) is
supporting the conservation and use of neglected and underutilized
crop species. Through participatory regional programs focusing on a
wide range of neglected crops across the world, IPGRI is assessing
crops^? diversity and conservation status, implementing plant breeding
... programs to improve varieties and improving marketing.
Neglected and under-utilized crop species (NUS) are those that have
been overlooked by scientific research and by development workers, and
yet play a crucial role in the food security, income generation and
food culture of the rural poor. Lack of attention has meant that
their potential value is under-exploited and places them in danger of
continued genetic erosion and ultimately disappearance, further
restricting development options for the poor.
Data link: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/Themes/Neglected_and_Underut...
Information taken from http://www.bioversityinternational.org/Themes/Neglected_and_Underut...
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 (828) 271-4101
Email: christina.lief at noaa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-05-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-11