Orphan crop status rises to ‘super grain’

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Article about cereal grains such as teff, millet, and sorghum. These are mostly grown and consumed locally in certain African countries but there is interest in cultivating them in Europe and elsewhere due to their high nutrition value.

Period17 Aug 2021

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  • TitleOrphan crop status rises to ‘super grain’
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletHorizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Date17 Aug 2021
    DescriptionCereal grains have been the main component of human diets for thousands of years, with rice, wheat and maize being the most consumed grains worldwide. However, as the global population continues to increase, underutilised cereal crops could help meet dietary needs. Researchers are now investigating how African cereal crops could be cultivated more effectively and adopted more widely as sources of food.
    PersonsAiswarya Girija


  • Cereals
  • Millet
  • Africa
  • Teff
  • Sorghum