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This kind of breeding is called Biofortification.

Biofortification is a technique of breeding crops with higher levels of nutrients example vitamin, minerals, proteins, fats etc.


Main objectives of the breeding programmes:


Improve protein content and quality.


Improve oil content and quality


Improve vitamin content


Improve micronutrient and mineral content.


It is a major technique to improve the food quality.


Consumption of food with higher healthy nutrient level is a means to improve public health.


Many varieties of food such as maize hybrid with higher amino acid level, Atlas 66, a wheat variety having high protein content were produced.


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