University of Khartoum

Advances in Agricultural Research on Basic Food crops in Dry Land Ecosystems: Opportunities and Handicaps

Advances in Agricultural Research on Basic Food crops in Dry Land Ecosystems: Opportunities and Handicaps

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Title: Advances in Agricultural Research on Basic Food crops in Dry Land Ecosystems: Opportunities and Handicaps
Author: Nour, M. A.
Abstract: This presentation will give a historical introduction and comparison of winter rainfall and summer rainfall ecosystems, including initiation of research and development (R&D.) in each. This will be followed by a brief statement of the components of each of the two systems: biotic, abiotic, socio-economic and socio-political. Commodity crop breeding spearheaded research all the way till the turn of the 21st Century. This was supported by research in crop husbandry, IPM, pathology, soils, water including supplementary irrigation....etc. The paper will touch on genetically modified crops and the role of multinationals in this regard. Handicaps and potentials for futuristic outlook will be discussed.
Description: This paper had been presented for promotion at the University of Khartoum. To get the full text please contact the other at mnour25@hotmail.com
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7073
Date: 2014-02


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