Cereal crops are interchangeably called grain crops. In many publications and correspondence, they are simply called grains or cereals. As of 2012, the top 5 cereals in the world ranked on the basis of production tonnage are maize (corn), rice (paddy), wheat, barley and sorghum. These crops are also among the top 50 agricultural commodities in the world with maize ranking second next to sugarcane. Rice (paddy) ranks third, wheat - 4th, barley - 12th, and sorghum - 30th. Another cereal, millet, ranks no. 42 (FAOStat 2014, updated Aug. 18, 2014).

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  1. Cereal cropsare interchangeably calledgrain crops. In many publications and correspondence, they are simply called grains or cereals. As of 2012, the top 5 cereals in the world ranked on the basis of production tonnage are maize (corn), rice (paddy), wheat, barley and sorghum. These crops are...
  2. Grain crops produce edible,dry seeds, which can be stored for long periods of time. True cereal grains are members of the grass family. Other grain-like crops are called pseudo-cereals. Most grains are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, and B vitamins. Cultivars vary widely in their seasonal...
  3. Abstract, Foods, 2017 While fulfilling the food demand of an increasing population remains a major global concern, more than one-third of food is lost or wasted in postharvest operations. Reducing the postharvest losses, especially in developing countries, could be a sustainable solution to...
  4. This book is designed as a college text for a course in Cereal Crops, to be taught after a general course in crop production or botany. The subject matter is presented in a style more advanced than that in an earlier and more general book by the same authors, Principles of Field Crop Production....
  5. Key Resource 1996-02-14 Scenes of starvation have drawn the world's attention to Africa's agricultural and environmental crisis. Some observers question whether this continent can ever hope to feed its growing population. Yet there is an overlooked food resource in sub-Saharan Africa that has vast potential: native food...
  6. Information provided in this series covers selected foods from Africa, India, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Topics are organized on a commodity basis within the major food groups, including cereals and other startch sources, legumes and oil-seeds, fruits and vegetables.
  7. 1975-01-01 This introduction to the technology of the principal cereals is intended in the first place, for the use of students of Food Science. A nutritional approach has been chosed, and the effects of processing treatments on the nutritive value of the products have been emphasized. Throughout, both the...
  8. This manual is designed to help agricultural field workers identify the most common problems of rice in the tropics. The text is non-technical: common names have been used exclusively (scientific names of insets may be found on p. 48, 49).
  9. This report, resulting from the panel's deliberations, is intended for agencies engaged in deveopment assistance and food relief, officials and institutions concerned with agriculture in developing countries, and science communities with relevant interests. This study is one of a series that...
  10. The main purpose of this report is to review the status of the types of triticale developed at the Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT) as food crops for use in developing nations. A secondary purpose is to reintroduce triticale to the research community outside the Third...
  11. This publication contains a series of articles on how, when, why, and what of raising sorghum.
  12. Amaranth produces a nutritious grain which is very versatile as a food ingredient. This booklet is a farmers' manual in regards to amaranthus.