CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR HORTICULTURE AND PRIORITIES FOR HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AT THE START OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
The production and marketing of horticultural crops is undergoing continuous change globally. This is due to the growing demands of consumers for safe and healthy foods, increased urbanisation of societies, the growth in scale and influence of supermarkets, the corporatisation of farming, changes in the availability of labour and the low priority given to food production by governments. Horticultural science can respond to many of these challenges through research and innovation that can seek to gain more efficient methods of crop production, refined post-harvest storage and handling methods, newer and higher value cultivars, demonstration of health benefits, and newer methods of knowledge dissemination.
Warrington, I.J. (2011). CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR HORTICULTURE AND PRIORITIES FOR HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH AT THE START OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY . Acta Hortic. 916, 59-68
conservation, germplasm, health benefits, plant breeding, year-round production, traceability, sustainability