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.
ISLAMABAD -- The federal government has turned down a proposal for an immediate ban on the export of wheat despite damage to 5% of the staple crop in recent rains.
The minister also checked the arrangements made for storage the staple crop.
What you will do if your staple crop is hit by a calamity, asks Abdul Malik.
Highlighting that Egypt currently imported rice from Dubai, Yacoub expressed the desire to import the staple crop from Pakistan in the future.
According to the research, the gradual increase in temperature could bolster the population of pests, which may affect staple crop yields in some of the most productive agricultural parts of the world.
Now as the families continue to return to their homes, these seeds will enable the newly returned farmers to resume production of the staple crop, said a press release.
Wheat is a staple crop that more than 2 billion people rely on each day, and a better understanding of its genetics will aid efforts to improve its growth in extreme conditions, such as drought or flooding.
She said the pest also has a voracious appetite that particularly targets maize, which is a vital staple crop in Kenya and for many families in Africa.
The problem of a lack of crop variety had been acutely felt in the village, who were struggling to increase their productivity in growing wheat, the area's agricultural mainstay, along with Teff--another staple crop. Once SAA conducted the demonstration and testing, the host farmers took over and expanded their plot, multiplying their seeds.
Cassava has long been Central African Republic's number-one staple crop, and is key to keeping hunger at bay.
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. The PITB has also developed a centralized system based on an android application to verify and record data of farmers from whom wheat is purchased by the government.