About the book
This book will be about cereal grains which are an important source for human and animal nutrition. To achieve global food security by 2050 primary cereal production must almost be doubled, at least to 80 % by increasing production per unit of land. The challenge to cereal breeding is tremendous. The book will take a systems approach and provide the means to share the latest developments and advances about the cereal grains as well as their genetics, breeding, agronomy, including their traditional uses, recent development, research advancement and designing of strategies to harness their potential.
Chapters will be written by active researchers but presented in a way accessible to public beyond those who are specialists in the topic dealt. There will be several illustrations so that the scholars are able to grasp the flow of the content and the transition to the next topic. Book will also be about future prospects of cereals research, in view of cereals adaptation by human society, climate changes, and the economy.
This book will cater to the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate level students, doctoral candidates and postdoctoral research fellows, research associates, research technicians, and plant researchers working on cereal research.