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With limited resources for plant breeding in developing countries many of the species considered to have potential for focused and relatively rapid improvement do not receive the attention they deserve.  Plant breeders have little choice other than to place their limited resources on improving field crops.

Taking this into account the International Centre for Underutilised Crops has developed a series of priority species on which it is felt more effort would be justified because it would repay results in generating incomes, alleviating poverty and providing more balanced diets.

23 pages

Practical Manual no. 8

(2 Copies)

Publication Details

  • Published: 2006
  • Publisher: Southampton Centre for Underutilized Crops
  • ISBN-10: 0854328378
  • Dewey Decimal: 634.095
  • ECHO Library: 634.095 DFI