Haq, N. and Hughes, A.
Utilization of tropical fruits in Asia
At Fruits for the Future in Asia.
06 - 08 Feb 2002.
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Asia and Pacific region has a great diversity in plant genetic resources and there is tremendous opportunity to utilise the diversity for sustainably improved livelihood and the environment in the region. The potential contribution of underutilised crops to poverty reduction, improved human contribution of underutilised crops to poverty reduction, improved human health, biodiversity contribution and natural resources management, empowerment of women and disadvantaged members of societies, and raising the food production to feed the world has been recognised by the meeting of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR).
The paper presents the results of research in the improvement of five underutilised species in nine countries of the region and recommended the propagation methods and utilisation of germplam to improve these fruit species.
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