Marketing ( which will include supply chain networks and demand)
- Genetic diversity and indigenous knowledge
- Molecular diversity
- Germplasm characterization
Nutrition and health
Each of these areas require proper work, research and specialized strategies. And these strategies will be devised by well known specialists and scientists expertise in an assured hope of reviving new cross breeds which will ensure increased yield as well as enhanced features of the crop.
Some features which make this crop handicapped are as follows:
- Low seed yields
- Photo-period sensitivity
- Indeterminate growth
- Sporadic and asynchronous flowering
- Dihescent pods and small, hard seeds
- Susceptibility to pests and diseases
- Shatter susceptibility
However all these features can be looked upon through diverse researches and an be worked upon thus enabling new varieties to overcome these hindrances.
A few words of caution
Ricebean contains phytic acid, polyphenol, tannins, trypsin inhibitors, other anti-nutrients, and flatus producing oligosaccharides. However, the content of all these is lower than in many comparable pulses. The effects are strongly reduced through common cooking practices such as soaking, germination, dry-roasting and cooking, it has also been discovered that Rice Bean does not contain any toxic or allergic components.