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Sesame Production, Improvement and Utilization

Md. Ahiduzzaman

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Dr. Ahiduzzaman is a prominent researcher in food and agro-process engineering, appointed head of the Department of Agro-Processing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University.


A. K. M. Aminul Islam

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Dr. Islam is a member of the editorial board and referee of several national and international journals. He is also serving as the General Secretary of Plant Breeding and Genetics Society of Bangladesh and research Secretary of JICA Alumni Association of Bangladesh and a member of several professional societies.


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Sesame (Sesamum indicum L) is one of the major oilseed crops cultivated in the world and widely grown in Africa, Asia, Central, and South America, and Europe. As its enormous potential to contributes to health benefits both in oil and seed form, dignify the western diets, new approaches to maximize yield and improvement in product processing are welcome. This book presents chapters on various aspects of this issue, with a particular focus on sesame crop and the value addition in it. Those chapters present the history and cultivation practices to increase yield in various regions in the world, physicochemical and nutritional properties and their use, sesame crop improvement relevant to breeding and selection methods, value addition in sesame to extract oil and health beneficial products.

The book also covers the challenges in sesame crop production and potential prospects in industrial use. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in sesame.

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Md. Ahiduzzaman

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University

Associate Professor Dr. Md. Ahiduzzaman was born in 1972. He has completed his B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University and M. Sc. in Energy System and Energy Systems and Management from University of Flensburg, Germany in 2006. He obtained Ph.D. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh. His research focus was in the field of biomass processing. Later on he completed posdoctoral study in University of Alberta, Canada. He was awarded NSERC Postdoctoral Felloshp and DAAD scholarship. He joined as Scientific Officer at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute in 1998 and promoted to the position of Senior Scientific Officer, then he joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Agro-Processing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh in 2012. He successfully completed his tenure as Head of the Department. Dr. Ahiduzzaman is the author of 53 articles published in nationally and internationally reputed journals, 03 book chapters, 01 book and 30 proceedings and conference paper.

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