1st Edition

Buckwheat: Forgotten Crop for the Future Issues and Challenges

    128 Pages 5 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    128 Pages 5 Color & 22 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Buckwheat: Forgotten crop for the Future offers an overview of this globally important crop, including its history, origin and its importance to functional food sector. Due to its short growth span, ability to grow at higher altitudes and superior quality of its protein, buckwheat is considered as an important crop for addressing global food requirements. The book also provides upto date information on the abiotic stress tolerance properties of the crop including its hyperaccumulating potential. The book talks about the issues and challenges being faced for adopting this crop and the ways to address and overcome these limitations. The book guides the readers through different varietal adaptations and provides information on appropriate research directions. This book would serve as an ideal guide for researchers and advanced-level students seeking better understanding of the buckwheat crop.

    • Introduces the buckwheat’s origin, history and diversity
    • Summarizes the distribution of buckwheat species around the world
    • Presents agro-techniques and cultivation practices of buckwheat
    • Explores the nutraceutical potential of buckwheat
    • Includes adaptation of buckwheat towards different environmental factors affecting growth and production
    • Discusses the reasons for declining buckwheat production
    • Addresses the strategies for buckwheat crop improvement

    Origin and History of Buckwheat. Cultivation and Agronomic practices of Buckwheat. Journey of Buckwheat to functional food sector. Buckwheat: A Future crop to combat abiotic stress. Reasons for declining Buckwheat Production. Strategies for Buckwheat crop improvement using modern approaches.


    Dr. Tanveer Bilal Pirzadah, PhD is Assistant Professor at University Centre for Research and Development (UCRD), Chandigarh University, Punjab, India. After completing his doctorate (Bioresources; specialization in Plant Stress Physiology and Biofuels) from University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India, in 2017, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Cluster University Srinagar. Dr. Tanveer has about 8 years of research and teaching experience in bioresources management, biofuels, plant stress physiology and biotechnology. At present, Dr. Tanveer serves as an editorial board member and reviewer of several international scientific journals. He is also a fellow of Plantae group of the American Society of Plant Biologists and member of the World Academy of Sciences. Currently, Dr. Tanveer is engaged in studying the agronomical, physiological and biochemical and nutritional aspects in underutilized crops including buckwheat. He has to his credit 31 research publications in peer-reviewed international journals, 30 book chapters in edited volumes and 02 published books with international publishers.

    Dr. Reiaz Ul Rehman is currently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India and is actively involved in teaching Master's and Integrated PhD students and has guided several M. Sc., M. Phil and PhD thesis. Recipient of several fellowships at both national and international level, particularly, the Marie Curie IIF award (MC-IIF-FP7-219339). The research interest includes the agronomical, physiological and biochemical aspects and mineral nutrition in underutilized crops including buckwheat. He has to his credit 02 published books, 40 publications in various journals and 25 book chapters in several edited volumes.