Bioversity International - Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS)

Summary
This Web site intends to draw attention to those species of plants which have been neglected in a varying degree by researchers or have been underutilized economically. It is hoped that this information will contribute to: (1) identifying constraints in and indicate possible solutions to greater use of these species, (2) identifying possible untapped genetic diversity for breeding and crop improvement programmes and (3) detecting existing gaps in available conservation and use approaches. A media database of underutilized species is available at NUS Media Gallery

Organization
Bioversity International

Group
Webs

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Related topics
BIOLOGY, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNOBOTANY, MARKETS AND MARKETING

Keywords
agrobiodiversity, breeding-plant, conservation-ex situ/ off farm, conservation-in situ/ on, genetic diversity as resource, genetic diversity within species, genetic improvement, genetic resources, income generation, indigenous knowledge, marketing, markets, new products, plant breeding, postharvest activities

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