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.
Talking to media persons, he said wheat collected at local godowns during 2013-14 and 2014-15 consecutively was a record in itself as never before such a huge amount of the staple crop could be collected by any of the government in previous years.
There have been enormous structural changes to production and consumption patterns in the past fifteen years, such as the introduction of maize as a staple crop.
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.
In the Republic of Congo, many farmers have struggled for years with cassava mosaic disease, which attacks their staple crop and dramatically reduces yields.
by Ali Mohammad Nazari on 8 August, 2014 - 12:29 SHARAN (Pajhwok): Wheat yield has declined in southeaster Paktika province this year, residents said on Friday, voicing concerns at a possible shortage of the staple crop.
The reason for choosing to create a drought resistant maize seed over other crop seeds is clear: maize is the most popular staple crop on the continent, with over zoom Africans cultivating it as their main source of food.
The balanced nutritional profile and use of staple crop byproducts such as broken rice makes these expanded crisps unique to the marketplace," they added.
Maize is their staple crop, and cassava is a reserve crop that they can fall back on if the maize harvest is poor.
Officials say the calamity is threatening up to 90 percent of the staple crop,.