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Commercial Status of Plant Breeding in India


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Aparna Tiwari
    Pages 1-16
  3. Aparna Tiwari
    Pages 17-70

About this book


Plant breeding has the potential to improve quality of life for millions of people, and to harmoniously link agriculture, societies and ecosystems. Global efforts have been made to improve awareness and create a better and brighter future for plant breeding worldwide. Though substantial international research funding is available, and tremendous efforts have been made to achieve food security and sustainability in agriculture, their success can only be ensured when they are complemented by counterparts at the national level. 

India is ideally poised to reap the benefits of plant breeding by integrating various parameters like adaptation, uncertainty, vulnerability and resilience into agriculture research strategies. Priorities include making agriculture more appealing to young talents, formulating farmer-friendly policies, combining advanced technologies with conventional plant breeding practices, and building the competencies needed to address emerging challenges in agriculture. 
This book provides an essential overview of modern plant breeding, and demonstrates how education, entrepreneurship training and professional approaches can help transform the image of agriculture from a poor and unattractive domain into a lucrative and business-oriented one. In addition, it presents strategies to help achieve sustainable, accessible and affordable outcomes with breeding programs. The book’s primary goal is to encourage policymakers, academics, private institutions and non-profit organizations to combine their efforts in order to achieve a major transition in plant breeding activities in Asia. Accordingly, it highlights the importance of partnerships and collaborations for making breeding programs more comprehensive and meaningful.


Crop Improvement Plant Breeding & Education Market dynamics and forecast Advanced Technologies Seed Industries

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant Breeding (ATPBR)AurangabadIndia

About the authors

Dr Aparna Tiwari, cofounder and Chief Executive Officer at ‘Foundation for Advanced Training in Plant breeding (ATPBR). She drives professional training, technology liasoning, awareness sessions and other capacity building activities. She also serves as a conference secretary and coordinates 5F Farming national conference annually.  

Previously, she worked with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Monsanto India Pvt Ltd., ICRISAT and MGM – Institute of technology at various role and responsibilities. 

She has done her PhD and MSc from Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Bachelor (BSc) from Banaras Hindu University. 

She has published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals and conferences. 

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