1 Chickpea: In the Backdrop Note

Physical availability, economic accessibility and risks related to either availability or access of food are most important criteria to diminish the hunger and malnutrition, and avail food security for all into practical dimensions (von Braun et al., 1992). Food security has been defined as “access by all people at all time to enough food for an active and healthy life” (World Bank, 1986; Kharkwal and Shu, 2009). Although, several world food summits were organized during past decades, the number of hungry people keeps increasing and now exceeds one billion (Swaminathan, 2010). One of the ways to acheive food security is through focused and practical work by reviving and expanding research strategies and activities ...

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