The potential for underutilized crops to improve security of food production.

  title={The potential for underutilized crops to improve security of food production.},
  author={Sean Mayes and Festo J. Massawe and Peter G. Alderson and Jeremy Alan Roberts and Sayed Azam-Ali and Michael Hermann},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  volume={63 3},
Staple crops face major challenges in the near future and a diversification away from over-reliance on staples will be important as part of the progress towards the goal of achieving security of food production. Underutilized or neglected crops species are often indigenous ancient crop species which are still used at some level within the local, national or even international communities, but have the potential to contribute further to the mix of food sources than they currently do. The most… CONTINUE READING
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