Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Biofortification for Health and Nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ummed Singh, C S Praharaj, S. K. Chaturvedi, Abhishek Bohra
      Pages 3-18
    3. Purushottam Sharma, Sudhakar Dwivedi, Deepak Singh
      Pages 19-30
    4. Soumitra Das, Andrew Green
      Pages 31-40
    5. N P Singh, Aditya Pratap
      Pages 41-50
    6. A. K. Parihar, Abhishek Bohra, G. P. Dixit
      Pages 61-71
    7. I. P. Singh
      Pages 73-81
  3. Biofortification Through Biotechnology and Breeding Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Abhishek Bohra, Uday Chand Jha, Sushil Kumar
      Pages 85-103
    3. A. Das, S. Thakur, K. R. Soren, S. Datta, N P Singh
      Pages 105-113
    4. K. R. Soren, P. S. Shanmugavadivel, Priyanka Gangwar, Pallavi Singh, A. Das, N P Singh
      Pages 115-128
    5. Lalit Kumar, Nand Lal Meena, Ummed Singh
      Pages 129-146
    6. Jitendra Kumar, Rohit Kant, Syed Mohd Quatadah, Shiv Kumar, Ashutosh Sarker
      Pages 147-156
  4. Biofortification with Improved Agronomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Anil Kumar, Anil K. Choudhary, Vijay Pooniya, Vinod K. Suri, Ummed Singh
      Pages 159-176
    3. Kaushik Majumdar, Saroj Kumar Sanyal, Sudarshan Kumar Dutta, T. Satyanarayana, V. K. Singh
      Pages 177-198
    4. C S Praharaj, Ummed Singh, S S Singh, Narendra Kumar
      Pages 199-215

About this book


The chapters presented in this book ‘Biofortification of Food Crops’ depict how agricultural technological interventions have true role in alleviating malnutrition. This book highlights the role of multidisciplinary approaches to cope up with the challenges of micronutrient malnutrition or hidden hunger which is an alarming public health issue in most parts of the world including India. In this endeavour, different biofortification approaches such as agronomic (or ferti-fortification), breeding, biotechnological, physiological, microbial etc. has fulfilled their different mandates of nutrient enrichment of food crops including cereals and pulses. The contents of the book proves that biofortified plants have adequate potential to nourish nutrient depleted soils, help increase crop productivity and provide nutritional benefits to plants, humans and livestock.  The content and quality of information presented in this book will definitely provide multiple novel ideas of advance techniques and will stimulate innovative thoughts and directions amongst researchers and policy makers in the field of biofortification. In addition, the contributions presented in the book will be a good source of background knowledge and technical know-how to educate the readers about biofortification. The authors hope that the book entitled “Biofortification of Food Crops” would provide a suitable platform in our collective efforts for an appropriate dialogue among the scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and farmers in reducing the budding issues of malnutrition through novel approaches and means.


Anti-nutrients Biofortification Food Crops Hidden Hunger Quality Breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Ummed Singh
    • 1
  • C S Praharaj
    • 2
  • S S Singh
    • 3
  • N P Singh
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Crop ProductionIndian Institute of Pulses ResearchkanpurIndia
  2. 2.Division of Crop ProductionICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses ResearchKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Division of Crop ProductionICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses ResearchKanpurIndia
  4. 4.ICAR-Indian Institute of Pulses ResearchKanpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-81-322-2714-4
  • Online ISBN 978-81-322-2716-8
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