Food security

Determinantes bioquímicos y fisiológicos de la producción y la calidad de la cebada de uso maltero –un reto ante las condiciones climáticas futuras–

Agricultural production is strongly influenced by climate, and any change in climate can reduce crop productivity and put the food security of the world’s growing population at risk. Barley is one of the most important cereal species worldwide in terms of production, being used both in animal and human food as well as in the malting industry. Climate predictions suggest a continuous increase in CO2 in the atmosphere, associated with higher temperatures and an increase in the duration and intensity of droughts.