BIOFORTIFICATION-A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL STRATEGY FOR REDUCING MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION

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PARKASH MEGHWAR
NIZAMUDIN CHANIHO
TAJAMUL ISLAM

Abstract

Malnutrition is of great public health significance in several parts of the world, especially the developing and underdeveloped countries. Micronutrient deficiencies in humans can be mitigated through the process biofortification. It is the strategy of increasing the nutrient content in the edible parts of staple food crops for better human nutrition. Staple crops such as maize, rice, and wheat provide most of the calories for low-income families around the globe. Biofortification includes the enhanced uptake of such minerals from soils, their transport to edible plant parts, and improving the bioavailability of these minerals to humans. In paper, crop biofortification and malnutrition of essential nutrient have been discussed.

Keywords:
Biofortification, crop, malnutrition, micronutrients.

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MEGHWAR, P., CHANIHO, N., & ISLAM, T. (2021). BIOFORTIFICATION-A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL STRATEGY FOR REDUCING MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 3(1), 9-13. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIMS/article/view/1876
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