The nutritional efficiency of Coffea spp. A review

Deleon Martins Lima, de Souza Machado Lindomar, Antonio Tomaz Marcelo, Francisco Teixeira do Amaral Jose
2015 African Journal of Biotechnology  
Reduced soil fertility has been surpassed by the supply of mineral nutrients, which results in increased rates of plant production and costs. In this context, the optimization of plants' nutritional efficiency is critical to increase productivity and reduce the cost of agricultural production systems. The nutritional efficiency of plants is conditioned by numerous factors and the growing environment. Therefore, the knowledge of genetic basis and mode of inheritance can assist in selecting
more » ... in selecting genotypes with desirable agronomic characteristics coupled with nutritional efficiency and genetic variability. The trend of expanding agricultural frontiers has increased interest in the use of genotypes with the potential to adapt to adverse conditions of soil fertility. Within crops, the coffee beans are the second most traded commodity in the world. In this sense, optimization of nutritional efficiency of the coffee has a positive impact on the sum of efforts to make sustainable activity. This review aimed to present a systematic analysis of the nutritional efficiency of the coffee.
doi:10.5897/ajb2014.14254 fatcat:defa7wdx7bfvxbnovkqg53vkpa