staple food

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staple food

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Any food that supplies a substantial part, at least 25% to 35%, of the caloric requirement and is regularly consumed by a certain population.
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They had passed beyond the belt of market-gardens round hungry Umballa, and were among the mile-wide green of the staple crops.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of full security for their investment in the Alape Staple Crop Processing Zone located in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of the State.
Cassava has long been Central African Republic's number-one staple crop, and is key to keeping hunger at bay.
It typically has protein levels around 9 per cent, enabling dependent human populations to subsist on it in times of famine, in contrast to regions where maize has become the staple crop.
When it was launched two years ago, ATASP-1 focused on commodity value chain development alongside infrastructure development as some of its key components in four Staple Crop Processing Zones.
He also said that the Punjab Government buys 40% of the wheat produced in the province every year to stabilize market price of this staple crop.
USA], Nov 2 (ANI): Maize, long a staple crop, could soon become more nutritious.
The Department of Agriculture, the NFA and Sinag have been pushing for the increase in the palay buying price to motivate farmers to produce more of the staple crop.
According to PAGE-source, wheat, a major staple crop of the season which fulfills the domestic food requirements, had been cultivated over an area of 8.
This work by Professor John Witcombe of the School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, has developed a disease-resistant variety of pearl millet, a staple crop for populations throughout Africa and South Asia.
There was also a statistically significant association between the position along the urban-rural continuum and the level of staple crop production (Pearson chi-square value of 113.
Martin said that Biofortification of staple crop is need of the hour particularly keeping in view the hazards of malnutrition being faced by developing countries.