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Date
 07/01/2005
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 Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani
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 Project to produce beta-carotenes in groundnut

Hyderabad , Jan. 3 - THE International Crops Research Institute forSemi-Arid Tropics (Icrisat) has launched a research project to enhance theproduction of beta-carotenes in groundnut.

The research is expected to help combat vitamin A deficiency among thepoor.

The research is part of the Global Challenge Programme of the ConsultativeGroup for International Agricultural Research aimed at bio-fortificationof crops to combat malnutrition due to deficiency of nutrients such asiron, zinc and vitamin A, according to an Icrisat press release here onMonday


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