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.