Special Issue "Wild Crop Relatives and Associated Biocultural and Traditional Agronomic Practices for Food and Nutritional Security"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: climate-resilient agriculture; food security; sustainable agriculture; agrobiodiversity; agricultural sustainability; indigenous and local knowledge (ILK); wild crops
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Interests: cropping system; climate change; conservation agriculture; soil organic carbon; farming
2. Université Paul Sabatier, IUT A, Département génie Biologique, Toulouse, France
Interests: cereals; oilseed crop; plant physiology; plant breeding; abiotic stress; bioactives accumulation
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Ensuring food and nutritional security for a rapidly growing human population is one the major sustainability challenges in this twenty first century as well as one of the immediate global priority for attaining Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) such as no poverty, zero hunger and good health and well-being. However, food production solely depends on limited crop species is a real challenge for humanity and therefore the conservation and management of traditional and wild crop varieties and associated biocultural, traditional and ecological agricultural knowledge are essential for dietary diversification and also for breeding next generation of climate smart crops for the futuristic climatic conditions. Though many of the traditional and wild varieties are having higher nutritional values and better adaptation traits than modern varieties, they are being neglected and underutilized throughout the world without knowing their real potential. Similarly, the associated traditional and biocultural knowledge are also being vanished gradually. Therefore, the sustainable management of agrobiodiversity including traditional and wild varieties of crop plants as well as the associated biocultural and traditional knowledge regarding their conservation, propagation and exploitation are essential for the dietary diversification programs and also for ensuring the food and nutritional demand of the growing population. In this backdrop, the present Special Issue on “Wild Crop Relatives and Associated Biocultural and Traditional Agronomic Practices for Food and Nutritional Security” is aimed to highlight the potential traditional and wild crop varieties of nutritional significance and associated biocultural knowledge from diverse agroecological regions of the world for attaining food and nutritional security.
Prof. Dr. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
Mr. Ajeet Singh
Mr. Rama Kant Dubey
Prof. Dr. Hailin Zhang
Assoc. Prof. Othmane Merah
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Adaptive agronomic practices
- Biocultural knowledge
- Crop improvement programs
- Dietary diversification
- Field gene banks
- Food security
- Genetic diversity
- Nutritional security
- Sustainable Development Goals
- Wild crop varieties
- Traditional crop varieties
- Traditional agronomic practices