The superfood plant that could grow well in a warming climate
Climate Change food security Agriculture

The superfood plant that could grow well in a warming climate

Dr ASM Mainul Hasan
Dr ASM Mainul Hasan

In 10 seconds? Despite climate change threatening food crops in many regions, climate models say breadfruit – a nutritious plant – is likely to grow for many decades to come in large areas of the tropics around the world.

Why is this important? As climate change is becoming a matter of concern for the sustainability of the planet, agricultural scientists and policymakers are looking for suitable alternatives to major crops such as wheat, rice, potato, and maize which are the main source of food for billions of people around the world. Recently, scientists have studied the suitability of a neglected and underutilized species (NUS) - breadfruit and found that it had a huge potential for food security adaptation strategies under altered climatic conditions.

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