Orphan crops conference - New approaches to plant breeding of orphan crops in Africa

Beginning date
9/19/2007

Ending date
9/21/2007

Summary
Orphan crops conference - Bern, Switzerland

Mission of the conference:

Orphan crops, also referred as neglected or lost crops, are crops of high economic value in developing countries particularly in Africa. These crops include cereal crops (such as millet and tef), legumes (cow pea, grass pea and bambara groundnut), and root crops (cassava and sweet potato).
Although orphan crops are vital for the livelihood of millions of resource-poor Africans, research in these crops is lagging behind that of major crops. To boost crop productivity and attain food self-sufficiency in Africa, research on orphan crops should get more attention.



Organization
University of Bern

Group
Beverages, Stimulants, Spices, Medicinals & Aromatics

File type
Web Page

Topic
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING

Underutilized species mentioned
Allanblackia marienii

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