Tropical Crops – University of Copenhagen

Tropical Crops

How can we improve food security in developing countries? Not all tropical countries are low income, but many low income countries are located in the tropical region. For this reason our main research aims at improving land management, increase the use of agrobiodiversity, and increase abiotic stress tolerance worsened by climate changes in tropical countries. The focus is to optimize the use of optimal cropping systems, crops and crop cultivars. The research group manages various projects, related to minor, under-utilized crops, focusing on food security under stressed, water scarce and saline conditions, affected by climate changes.