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The chapters provided during this e-book ‘Biofortification of foodstuff Crops’ depict how agricultural technological interventions have precise position in assuaging malnutrition. This booklet highlights the position of multidisciplinary ways to manage up with the demanding situations of micronutrient malnutrition or hidden starvation that's an alarming public health and wellbeing factor in so much elements of the realm together with India. during this endeavour, diverse biofortification ways reminiscent of agronomic (or ferti-fortification), breeding, biotechnological, physiological, microbial and so on. has fulfilled their assorted mandates of nutrient enrichment of nutrition plants together with cereals and pulses. The contents of the ebook proves that biofortified crops have sufficient power to nourish nutrient depleted soils, aid raise crop productiveness and supply dietary merits to vegetation, people and livestock.  The content material and caliber of data awarded during this publication will certainly offer a number of novel principles of enhance ideas and may stimulate leading edge recommendations and instructions among researchers and coverage makers within the box of biofortification. moreover, the contributions provided within the publication may be an excellent resource of heritage wisdom and technical knowledge to coach the readers approximately biofortification. The authors wish that the booklet entitled “Biofortification of foodstuff Crops” would supply an appropriate platform in our collective efforts for a suitable discussion one of the scientists, researchers, marketers, coverage makers and farmers in lowering the budding problems with malnutrition via novel methods and potential

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8 % 22 P. Sharma et al. 0 EA & P China EEU & CA LA & C ME & NA South Asia Fig. 1 Level of extreme poverty in different regions India SSA Developing Total 2 Global Poverty, Hunger, and Malnutrition: A Situational Analysis Fig. 77 % in 1981). During 1981 and 1990, the magnitude of extreme poverty was highest in East Asia, whereas presently about 80 % of the world’s poor lives in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and the share has doubled from 40 % in 1981. 95 million in 2011, presently housing nearly 40 % of the world’s poor (higher than 29 % in 1981).

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