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Crops

UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

Organizations relating to Crops

CoverCropNet
Latin American and Caribbean Rainwater Harvesting Network / Est. 2004
International Society for Tropical Crop Research and Development / Est. 1990
International Tree Crops Institute / Est. 1977
Future Harvest / Est. 1998
Technical Cooperation Network on Food Crops Production in Latin America and the Caribbean / Est. 1987
Caribbean Food Crops Society / Est. 1963
Postharvest Processing Network / Est. 1999
Asian Network on Medical and Aromatic Plants
ICRISAT Sahelian Centre / Est. 1981
Rikolto / Est. 1980
Harvest Help / Est. 1985
Commission for Controlling the Desert Locust in South-West Asia / Est. 1964
Asian Network on Oilseed Crops
International Bean Yield and Adaptation Nursery
Latin American Association on Post-Harvest Grain Technology / Est. 1982
Crops For the Future / Est. 2008
SADC/ICRISAT Sorghum and Millet Improvement Programme / Est. 1983
ASEAN Grain Postharvest Technical Centre
African Research Network for Agricultural Byproducts / Est. 1980
World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers / Est. 1997
RACHIS Barley and Wheat Information Network
International Commission on Chemical Crop Protection / Est. 1952
People and Plants International / Est. 1992
CMEA Coordinating Centre for Development of High-Quality Crop Varieties

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World Problems relating to Crops

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Overdependence on few crop species
Decline in food production
Unsustainable harvesting rates
Unsustainable exploitation of fish resources
Inappropriate cash crop policy
Unsafe genetically modified food
Declining breeds of cultivated plants
Adverse effects of high-yield grain in traditional agricultural settings
Deterioration of staple food production
Spoilage of agricultural products
Inadequate farm crop diversity
Degradation of agricultural land by cash crops
Overexploitation of underground water resources
Underuse of high productivity methods of agricultural management
Insecurity from future crop uncertainty
Mismanagement of irrigation schemes
Environmental exigencies in tropical villages
Excessive use of land for agriculture
Instability of prices
Uncontrolled plant diseases
Prohibitive cost of crop treatment
Cultivation of illegal drugs
Inappropriate selection of crops for non-nutritional qualities
Inadequate food storage facilities
Unchecked crab damage to crops

Action Strategies relating to Crops

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Increasing efficiency of agricultural water use
Planning integrated food plant nutrient programmes
Harvesting domestic fuel sources
Using agroecology
Commercializing agricultural products
Conserving vulnerable vegetable germplasm
Growing cash crops
Marketing local agriculture produce
Developing environmental risk assessment for genetically modified crops
Developing transgenic crops
Developing new crop expertise
Exploring hybrid seed varieties
Producing non-food crops
Growing narcotic crops
Increasing crop diversity
Increasing food crop productivity
Fertilizing soils
Applying crop rotation methods
Developing pesticide and herbicide tolerant crops
Predicting crop failures
Planning new cash crops
Developing food crop production
Improving environmentally sound methods for forest harvesting
Improving current mariculture harvest
Using relay cropping systems

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