Decline of pollinators threatens food supply

Kamaljit Bawa, S (2016) Decline of pollinators threatens food supply. The Hindu.

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Abstract

Most of our staple food crops such as wheat, rice, sorghum, barley and maize do not require animals for their pollination. However, wild pollinators play a very important role in the production of other crops such as some pulses, sunflower seeds, cardamom, coffee, cashew nuts, oranges, mangoes and apples. An army of more than 20,000 species of pollinators including birds, bats and insects service these crops. For most of our food crops, though, the most important pollinators are the thousands of species of bees.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to The Hindu
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pollinators, Food crops, wild pollinators, Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES) etc.
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > N Media Clippings
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Media Clippings
Depositing User: Ms Kalpana S
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 11:11
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 11:11
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/512

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