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A Wild Encounter to Ensure a Food Secure 2050


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1 Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Main Campus, 93/1, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata 700 009, India
2 Department of Horticulture (Fruit and Fruit Technology), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur 813 210, India
3 Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235, India
 

A significant number of the world population suffers from the lack of food security and malnutrition due to constraints of financial instability as well as due to restrictions in crop yield intensification. Many wild plant resources are potential nutritional sources, but are not sustainable due to lack of scientific data or inadequate trade policies. Proper initiatives pertaining to ecology, conservation and government policies will bring wild edible plants into limelight.
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Authors

Basabdatta Das
Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Main Campus, 93/1, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata 700 009, India
Samik Sengupta
Department of Horticulture (Fruit and Fruit Technology), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur 813 210, India
Kashinath Bhattacharya
Department of Botany, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 731 235, India
Swati Gupta Bhattacharya
Division of Plant Biology, Bose Institute, Main Campus, 93/1, A.P.C. Road, Kolkata 700 009, India

Abstract


A significant number of the world population suffers from the lack of food security and malnutrition due to constraints of financial instability as well as due to restrictions in crop yield intensification. Many wild plant resources are potential nutritional sources, but are not sustainable due to lack of scientific data or inadequate trade policies. Proper initiatives pertaining to ecology, conservation and government policies will bring wild edible plants into limelight.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv117%2Fi12%2F1942-1944