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Title:
The challenges of strengthening soybean research and development activities in the tropics and subtropics
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Imprint:
Tsukuba Tropical Agriculture Research Center Japan JP
Publication date:
1984
Description:
p.103-110
Series:
Tropical Agriculture Research Series, no.17
Summary:
The International Soybean Program (INTSOY) is seeking to improve human nutrition and economic conditions through the use of soybeans. INTSOY works collaboratively with like-minded national, regional, and international organizations in (a) germplasm enhancement and testing; (b) developing effective production practices for a range of cropping systems and different agro-climatic conditions; and (c) the developing of localy accepted soy products. Funding for most INTSOY activities comes from the US Agency for International Development. Although the soybean genetic potential has been demonstrated to be high, expanded breeding efforts are needed to develop improved cultivars for many of the adverse conditions which soybeans are exposed to if they are to become widely used in tropical and subtropical cropping systems. INTSOY is, therefore working with other organizations to develop strong national and regional efforts to develop improved soybean germplasm. INTSOY is working with a number of organizations to develop an International Soybean Consortium/Network which can help developing countries meet their rapidly increasing needs for edible oil and protein. [AS]
Call number:
SB205.S7I51
Book title:
International symposium on soybean in the tropics and subtropics; Proceedings of, Book title
Contact information:
harvest@worldveg.org

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