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There are seven crops which are the heroes of our global food security: alfalfa, barley, durum wheat, finger millet, grasspea, potato, and rice. These crops aren't just filling our plates, they're the very essence of our global food security. From the comforting warmth of a bowl of rice to the hearty crunch of a potato chip, these crops nourish and sustain billions of people around the world. But with climate change knocking at our door the urgency to boost their resilience and productivity is clear. We are on a race against time to improve them and ensure they can withstand the storms and droughts ahead and continue nourishing generations to come.

Welcome to Crop Chronicles, where the stories of our seven key crops come to life. Join us on a journey through the fields and farms, where you'll meet the resilient farmers who nurture these crops and rely on them for their livelihoods. But our adventure doesn't stop there. In the face of a changing climate, we delve into the race to adapt these crops with the scientists who are working to ensuring they thrive for generations to come. Crop Chronicles sheds light on the challenges, triumphs, and innovations shaping the future of agriculture. So, come explore with us as we celebrate the resilience of our crops and the people who bring them from farm to table.

 

 

Discover the extraordinary story of the potato, a crop that feeds more people than any other non-cereal and boasts incredible nutritional benefits. From its ancient roots in South America to modern breeding efforts combating climate change and disease, the potato's journey is one of resilience and innovation. Learn how indigenous communities and scientists are working together to preserve and strengthen this vital food source. Dive into the rich history, genetic diversity, and future potential of the potato, and see why it's time to shed the "humble" label and celebrate this remarkable crop. 

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