(a) State what is hidden hunger.

(b) Name the crop breeding phenomenon and state its objective that has helped in overcoming hidden hunger.

(c) IARI has helped in improving some vegetable crops in this respect. Explain with the help of two examples.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Answers (1)

a) Hidden hunger is the deficiency of micronutrients proteins and vitamins in the diet

b) Biofortification and its objective is to improve in protein content and quality, oil content and quality, vitamin content, micronutrient as well as mineral content in the crops.

c)

  • Vitamin A enriched vegetables: carrots and pumpkin
  • Vitamin C enriched vegetables: bitter gourd and bathua

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