Ricebean (FOSRIN): Food security through ricebean research in India and Nepal

Ricebean (Vigna umbellata) is a potentially important but underutilised grain legume grown as an intercrop in W, N and E India and Nepal, suitable for marginal areas, but with few improved varieties, and very poor seed supply. Working with farmers, this EU FP7 INCO-DEV project will identify genotypes and parents for breeding programmes, assess genetic diversity, collect germplasm, and catalogue indigenous knowledge. We will assess effects on human nutrition and assess environmental adaptation.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Food demand projections, India, 2020

The Global Development Network (GDN) has advertised on its web site a study by S. Mittal, (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations ICRIER) on " Structural shift in demand for food: projections for 2020 Does everyone have access to enough quantities of food to meet his dietary needs?".

I haven't yet read the report but I presume it will have some relevance for our project.

The report can be downloaded from the ICRIER web site.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

new ref

Mohan, V.R. & Janardhanan, K. 1994: Chemical composition and nutritional evaluation of raw seeds of six ricebean varieties. Journal of Indian Botanical Society 73: 259-263.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


G'day to all the friends of the ricebean project & and may thanks to Phil for installing this blog.
I think a blog may be easier for us to use and I hope it will not gather dust as quickly as it happens with many web sites; and if it does gather dust, we won't have invested as much work as would have been necessary with a web site.
Cheers, Rolf

litterature search

OK I start with a reference I found and will try to get hold of: Negi, K.S.; Pant, K.C. and Muneem, K.C. 2001. Ricebean: Germplasm status, evaluation and performance of some promising genotypes in Central Himalaya. Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products, 8(3/4): 143-145. National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Regional Station, Bhowali 263132, Niglat, District Nainital, Uttaranchal, India. [CENTRAL HIMALAYA; GERMPLASM; GRAIN YIELD]

I tried KS Negis mail address as found on the web but it didn't work

Suggest that we find a way of sharing this type of info - I do come accross various stuff when I Scholar Google