Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics

Abberton, Michael, Batley, Jacqueline, Bentley, Alison, Bryant, John, Cai, Hongwei, Cockram, James, Costa de Oliveira, Antonio, Cseke, Leland J., Dempewolf, Hannes, De Pace, Ciro, Edwards, David, Gepts, Paul, Greenland, Andy, Hall, Anthony E., Henry, Robert, Hori, Kiyosumi, Howe, Glenn Thomas, Hughes, Stephen, Humphreys, Mike, Lightfoot, David, Marshall, Athole, Mayes, Sean, Nguyen, Henry T., Ogbonnaya, Francis C., Ortiz, Rodomiro, Paterson, Andrew H., Tuberosa, Roberto, Valliyodan, Babu, Varshney, Rajeev K. and Yano, Masahiro (2015) Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 14 4: 1095-1098. doi:10.1111/pbi.12467

Author Abberton, Michael
Batley, Jacqueline
Bentley, Alison
Bryant, John
Cai, Hongwei
Cockram, James
Costa de Oliveira, Antonio
Cseke, Leland J.
Dempewolf, Hannes
De Pace, Ciro
Edwards, David
Gepts, Paul
Greenland, Andy
Hall, Anthony E.
Henry, Robert
Hori, Kiyosumi
Howe, Glenn Thomas
Hughes, Stephen
Humphreys, Mike
Lightfoot, David
Marshall, Athole
Mayes, Sean
Nguyen, Henry T.
Ogbonnaya, Francis C.
Ortiz, Rodomiro
Paterson, Andrew H.
Tuberosa, Roberto
Valliyodan, Babu
Varshney, Rajeev K.
Yano, Masahiro
Title Global agricultural intensification during climate change: a role for genomics
Journal name Plant Biotechnology Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1467-7652
Publication date 2015-09
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/pbi.12467
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 4
Start page 1095
End page 1098
Total pages 4
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Agriculture is now facing the ‘perfect storm’ of climate change, increasing costs of fertilizer and rising food demands from a larger and wealthier human population. These factors point to a global food deficit unless the efficiency and resilience of crop production is increased. The intensification of agriculture has focused on improving production under optimized conditions, with significant agronomic inputs. Furthermore, the intensive cultivation of a limited number of crops has drastically narrowed the number of plant species humans rely on. A new agricultural paradigm is required, reducing dependence on high inputs and increasing crop diversity, yield stability and environmental resilience. Genomics offers unprecedented opportunities to increase crop yield, quality and stability of production through advanced breeding strategies, enhancing the resilience of major crops to climate variability, and increasing the productivity and range of minor crops to diversify the food supply. Here we review the state of the art of genomic-assisted breeding for the most important staples that feed the world, and how to use and adapt such genomic tools to accelerate development of both major and minor crops with desired traits that enhance adaptation to, or mitigate the effects of climate change.
Keyword Climate change
Food security
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Official 2016 Collection
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