Plant breeding: a component of public health strategy

Mishra, B.K. and Sharma, R.K. and Nagarajan, S. (2004) Plant breeding: a component of public health strategy. Current Science, 86 (9). pp. 1210-1215.

[img] PDF
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


Micronutrient malnutrition leading to hidden hunger is seriously damaging the health of billions of people world over. Micronutrient malnutrition (e.g., Fe, Zn and vitamin A deficiencies) now afflicts over 40% of the world’s population. Food fortification that involves adding of micronutrients to the food has played an important role in tackling the malnutrition problem to a great extent. Biofortification, on the other hand, improves the genetic potential of the crop plants to produce micronutrient- rich grains and thus offers self-sustaining solution.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012, India.
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Sushil
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2010 05:22
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 18:05
Official URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item