FUTURE of FOOD part 5: future crops

FUTURE of FOOD part 5: future crops

sorghum wur.nl
picture: wur.nl

Dutch bred SORGHUM for temperate regions / From short day warm to long day cool
Sorghum (up to F9 available in 2014) was developed through breeding from the best performing introductions, since 2005. The aim was to develop prototype sorghums for the temperate regions with a long day. Photoperiod sensitive sorghum introductions were not able to head (short day requirement) in the Netherlands and when heading occurred it was associated with sterility or the seed was non-viable or poorly viable. Up to two crop cycles were realized within a year: one crop cycle to select for adaptation in the Netherlands and one counter season crop cycle in the regions between the tropics for part of the selfing and increase in isolation.

read more: www.walterdemilliano.nl

future crops
Future Crops, at the University of Leeds, is using its world-leading fundamental plant science to generate real-world solutions for smarter, more efficient and sustainable agri-system

CFF research
An initiative by CFF, Future Crop is a global educational resource on underutilised crops.

To secure a greater role for underutilised crops in global agriculture, especially in developing regions of the world.
– Through our research, provide trusted knowledge on underutilised crops.
– With our partners, establish a global research community on underutilised crops.
– From our outputs, deliver innovative and useful products from underutilised crops.
– By our actions, develop evidence-based, sustainable applications using underutilised crops for society and the environment.

CFF closely mapped its plans to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, through world-class research that contributes to specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CFF is focusing its efforts where it can achieve the greatest impact by leveraging on knowledge, capabilities and global partnerships.

This Roadmap is designed to enable sustainable long-term grown. By achieving its 2030 goals, CFF will continue to enhance its ability to develop solutions that will help transform agriculture for good.

Forgotten Foods Network
Forgotten Foods Network
Why do we want to change the way we eat?
Our modern diet is increasingly uniform and depends on ingredients from the same crops. More than half of our food comes from just four ‘major’ crops – wheat, maize, rice and soybean.

Not only do these crops dominate our processed foods, but they are also used to feed livestock and fish.

Future Crops
“We use technology and sophisticated agricultural expertise to grow crops within a fully controlled environment. This allows us to consistently grow superior plants all year round, 100% free of any pesticide or biological substance, just as nature intended.”

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