Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd)

Scientific Publishers, 1 janv. 2019 - 258 pages
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 Quinoa has gained recognition world over as one of the most Functional foods for healthy human life. It provides most of the essential nutrients, gluten free protein, vitamins & minerals and considered as an excellent alternative food crop for India. It is an extra-ordinarily adaptable crop to different agro-ecological zones, highly suited to climate change, harsh environment and limited availability of resources. Currently, quinoa is in a process of expansion in non-domesticated countries and its cultivation is spreading rapidly due to its very high demand throughout the world.

The subject matter is presented in this book in a comprehensive & lucid style and intended to provide scientific, authentic and very useful information on various aspects of quinoa development in India and abroad. Moreover, comparative nutritive values, role of vitamins, minerals & fatty acids in human body, manufacturers & suppliers of value-added products, role of different agencies in quinoa development in India and model project reports appended add the value. Thus, this book has enormous scope and opportunities to boost quinoa production, address food & health security problems, uplift Farm-output, promote food industries and generate employment and intended to assist Agri-business Planners, policy makers, Researchers, industrialists, teachers, students & farmers world over who are interested in quinoa-based enterprises for their livelihood.


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Table des matières

1 Food and Nutritional Security A Major Challenge
2 The Quinoa A Healthy Food of Future
3 Origin History And Distribution
4 Botanical Description
5 Genetic Diversity Species and Varieties of Quinoa
6 Primary Metabolites and Nutritional Values
7 Secondary Metabolites and Therapeutic Values
8 Ecological Requirements
14 InsectPests and their Control Measures
15 Diseases and their Control Measures
16 PostHarvest Handling Procesing and Storage
17 Uses of Quinoa and its Value Added Products
18 Research and Breding Methods of Quinoa
19 Role of Indian Medicinal Plants Marketing Federation and Other Agencies in Quinoa Development in India
20 Brief about Super Food Grains Other than Quinoa

9 Scientific Practices of Cultivation
10 Seed Production Technology
11 Fertilizer Management
12 Heavy Metals Contamination and Quality Deterioration of Quinoa Produce
13 Technologies for Organic Quinoa Production
Selected References
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Dharm Singh

Born in 1956 in Agra (U.P.), did B.Sc. Ag. (Honors.) in 1978, M.Sc. Ag. (Agronomy) in 1980, Ph.D. in 1993 and D.Sc. in 2003. He worked as Director (Research), Director (Agriculture Extension), Scientist-In-charge, Assistant Director, Senior Technical Officer and Technical Officer in different Organizations and presently holding the key position of Director General, Indian Medicinal Plants Marketing Federation (PSU). He served the nation as distinguished Administrator, Planner, Policy maker and agriculture architect for 37 years and developed several high yielding varieties, strains of composting worms, Phyto-hydro-absorbents, drought proof technology, Phyto-growth hormones and high value Ayurvedic medicines. During his professional career, he has published 615 technical articles, authored 37 books, 112 booklets, 30 Evaluation Reports, 92 Project Reports, 180 leaflets & 86 folders and edited 252 volumes of scientific magazines as Editor. He delivered 171 talks at All India Radio, 92 at TV and presented 262 papers in National / International Seminar , Symposia & Conferences. He was honored by S.D. National Integration Award (1992), National Van-Aushadhi Award (2001), National Honey Productivity Award (2003), Sarva Dharm Sadbhavna Award (2009), National Bio-Science Award (2010) & Environment Integration Award (2013) for outstanding contribution,. Presently, he is member of American Society of Agronomy (USA), International Society of Horticultural Sciences (Holland), Royal Horticulture Society (London), International Bee-Research Association (UK), National Honey Board (USA) and Animal Welfare Board of India. He visited 62 countries for exchange of technologies and agri-innovations.

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