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Crops, Food Security & Food Systems

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A global forum for crop science, food security and food systems research

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Food security, which encompasses food availability, access, utilisation, and stability, is a global issue affecting all populations around the world. To achieve several of the United Nations’ food security-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), key factors include overcoming boundaries in both crop sciences (crop development & maintenance) and food systems (food manufacturing processes & infrastructure). From concerted research efforts in host-parasite relationships to molecular breeding to natural resource management, SDGs such as “Zero Hunger” and “Life on Land” could make significant progress. 

This Channel curates the latest and most impactful research in crop science and food systems to better understand their implications for food security.

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Molly Jahn
University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Gert Kema
Wageningen University & Research

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Robert Sharwood
Australian National University

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Zerihun Tadele
University of Bern

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David Torres Sanchez

The Editors are grateful to David Torres Sanchez, PhD student at Wageningen University & Research, for his contributions to this Channel.

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