Future-proof the Chickpea

Our food system is facing many challenges: a growing population, rising temperatures, environmental degradation.

Follow the Food, a multimedia series created by BBC Future and BBC World News, explores how innovators, researchers, and farmers are working to improve our food system for a sustainable future.

Episode 6: The Hidden Hunger Affecting Billions highlights our need to supply healthy, nutritious food to feed our growing planet. One of the innovators featured in this episode are our partners Dr. Doug Cook and his team at the Feed the Future Innovation Lab Climate Resilient Chickpea at the University of California-Davis. They outline their work and successes on pre-breeding chickpeas from 4:32-9:53 min.

Watch the whole episode here.

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