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Development of healthy and nutritious cereals: Recent insights on molecular advances in breeding

Malnutrition is linked with heavy dependence on monotonous cereal staples without much dietary diversification or nutrient supplementation. Even though significant efforts have been made over the last six decades to improve production and productivity in most food crops, it lacked associated nutritional improvement. Biofortification of cereals with elevated levels of essential micronutrients, vitamins,...


Using Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, and Planet imagery to map crop type of smallholder farms

In this study, we used radial kernel support vector machine (SVM) to map the crop types of smallholder farms in two sites in eastern India. We focused on using SVM because previous studies have suggested that it produces higher classification accuracies compared to other commonly used algorithms, including random forest, for supervised pixel-based classifications. We specifically focused on mapping...