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Quality and price common triggers for global grain

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" Date: 24.01.2008 Quality and price common triggers for global grain p12_barleyglobala The outlook for barley is all about breeding the right grain for the right market at the right price By Brendon Cant Since it was first cultivated in Latin America about 500 years ago, barley has had a special place in the hearts and minds of South American people, acquiring a high social and economic status... Today, rising beer consumption has driven increased plantings of malt barley in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, while the Andean countries Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia and Peru are home to food, feed and forage barley production... [Photo (left) by Brendon Cant: Dr Flavio Capettini] despite this, Mexico-based barley breeder Dr Flavio Capettini from the International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) says agricultural research resources have been scarce and the Australian model of rural R&D is one that Latin American countries should follow, especially in barley breeding...
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