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Volume 5 Issue 12
December-2018
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIREC06035

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304-313

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Biofortification: A sustainable approach to mitigate the problem of malnutrition

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2349-5162

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"Biofortification: A sustainable approach to mitigate the problem of malnutrition", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no.304-313, December 2018, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06035.pdf

Abstract

Recent time plant breeding has been oriented towards achieving high agronomic yieldsrather than nutritional quality. So, efforts like fortification and pharmaceutical supplementation are being made to improve the concentration of essential elements in edible portions of crops by various agronomic methods or by genetic selection to reduce the problems of malnutrition. Due to poor economic conditions, all people can’t follow a variety of nutrient rich diet. For this purpose, this biofortification of staple crops like rice and wheat had much scope in solving the problems of malnutrition.Here I’m providing a brief study on methods of biofortification which include conventional breeding, agronomy and genetic modification. Biofortification is a cost effective and sustainable process of improving the concentration of essential elements in crop plants.Work of biofortification on staple crops is being done under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research and many International & National initiatives (Harvestplus). In this essay,biofortification methods, their approaches in rice, wheat shall be pictured. The problems involved and coming prospects of biofortification will also be discussed.

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Biofortification, malnutrition, rice, iron, zinc, wheat, challenges, future prospects

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"Biofortification: A sustainable approach to mitigate the problem of malnutrition", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp304-313, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06035.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIREC06035
Registration ID: 233705
Published In: Volume 5 | Issue 12 | Year December-2018
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Page No: 304-313
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"Biofortification: A sustainable approach to mitigate the problem of malnutrition", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.5, Issue 12, page no. pp304-313, December 2018, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIREC06035.pdf




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