Orphan crops

Hosted by Inge Tenniglo, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night craving for some nice groundnuts or crispy baked yam fries? Probably not... These and other less known crops such as millet, cassava and cow peas are extremely important for many communities around the world: for food and nutrition security; for medicinal use; as part of socio-cultural traditions; and contribute to income generation. These so-called orphan crops tend to receive less attention from research networks and commercial breeding programs. Is there a future for orphan crops?

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On Friday 15 October 2021, Netherlands Food Partnership is hosting a unique and uplifting hybrid event for food professionals to celebrate World Food Day 2021. Hundred food professionals gather live in Pakhuis de Zwijger. From there, we will be joined virtually by food pioneers and professionals from four continents. We look forward to have you with us!

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