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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

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


  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger Phil Hollington said…


    We have this in our library (but not electronically)! So, a useful tool already! I'll have a look and get the paper for you

  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger RAE Mueller said…

    Peter & Phil,
    perhaps we should swap the URL of the electronic journal collections of our libraries. Each of us would have to do his own searches but we could help each other retrieving pdfs of journal articles that are unavailable at one's own loction but accessible at another FOSRIM location.
    Cheer, Rolf

  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Phil Hollington said…

    Ours is:


    I am not sure if it accessible to non-Bangor users, though. Let me know.


    PS The "ordinary" catalogue is at http://library.bangor.ac.uk/

  • At 12:59 PM, Blogger Peter Andersen said…

    Rolf, good idea but unfortunately I think Phil is right. The library has paid a fortune for electronic subscription, but to outsiders the gate is closed with a hidden password.

    What is possible, is with some journals to download the electronic copy, but in some cases it appears to be coded like it happened to Saharan/Khetarpaul/Bishnoi 2004: Content and digestibility of carbohydrates of ricebean and fafabean as affected by simple inexpensive processing methods. Nutrition & Food Science 34, 1: 13-16. But I'll provide a photocopy on request.

    Another issue: first meeting in Kathmandu: Gyanendra seems to ease the situation, but I will have problems coming before mid-June. Are there any suggestions for a time?

  • At 9:03 AM, Blogger Phil Hollington said…

    Dear all,

    We don't seem to have a "coding" problem - all our electronic journals seem to be sharable as .pdf files.

    So far as the meeting is concerned, I cannot give a date until we have an official start date from Brussels, but I think it should be OK for Nepal now.

    Our admin guy never seems to be in his office these days - I'll try him again later today.



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