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A new paradigm in boosting orphan crops to super grains: Linking metabolomics and gene editing to improve Teff for global food security and sustainable agriculture

Project description

Regional crops a competitive alternative to cereal crops

The rising demand in cereal crops for edible or bioenergy use leads to the exploration of the nutritional values of orphan crops. Orphan crops are crops important on a regional level but absent from the global market. Teff is an edible crop known in Ethiopia for its high nutritional value and its resistance to hard climate conditions. The EU-funded SUPERTEFF project aims to study the possibilities of transforming teff from an orphan crop to a globally competitive super crop. Study outcomes will offer a new sustainable solution for producing super crops that addresses our concerns about global food security and sustainable agriculture.


Net EU contribution
€ 224 933,76
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
United Kingdom

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Wales West Wales and The Valleys South West Wales
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00