Improving the Production of Legumes and Oilseeds

  • Antonio M. Pinchinat
  • Robert F. ChandlerJr.
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)


In working out strategies to improve the protein contribution of pulses to the human diet in the tropics, two phases can be identified. One is the stimulation of production and use through the application of existing technology, and the second would be the improvement of current technologies or the invention of new ones for continuously increasing the grain-yield capacity and protein quality of pulses. The first phase focuses on rapid, immediate impact. The second implies a longer term plan for sustained advances. Only the first phase will be considered here.


Food Legume Farm Yield Protein Contribution Asian Vegetable Research Poor Quality Seed 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio M. Pinchinat
    • 1
  • Robert F. ChandlerJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro Agronòmico Tropical de Investigaciòn y EnseñanzaTurrialbaCosta Rica
  2. 2.The Asian Vegetable Research and Development CenterShanhuaTaiwan

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