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Genetic Options for Drought Management in Groundnut

Nageswara Rao, R.C.N. and Nigam, S.N. (2003) Genetic Options for Drought Management in Groundnut. In: Management of Agricultural Drought - Agronomic and Genetic Options. Science Publishers, Inc.


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Groundnut is one of the principal oilseeds in the world. It is cultivated on 24.8 million ha with a total production of 32.8 million t and an average productivity of 1.32 t ha-'. Developing countries account for 96.9% of the world groundnut area and 93.8% of total production. Production is concentrated in Asia (56.8% area and 66.5% production of the world) and Africa (38.0% area and 24.7% production). The groundnut productivity in Africa is only 0.86 t ha-' compared with 1.55 t hx1 of Asia. The world groundnut economy-facts, trends and outlook are desaibed in detail by Freeman et al., 1999.

Briefly, in medium-term (i.e. up to 2010), 'groundnut production and consumption is likely to shift increasingly to developing countries; production will grow in all regions but most rapidly in Asia, slowly in sub-Saharan Africa and decline in Latin America; and utilizationwill continue to shift away from groundnut oil toward groundnut meal, specially confectionery products'.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:© Science Publishers Inc. Reproduced with permission.
Keywords:Oilseeds; legume; crops; groundnut; yields; genetics.
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Nuts
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Science > Biology > Genetics
Live Archive:11 Jun 2004
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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