Editorial: genetics and genomics to enhance crop production, towards food security
Twenty first century agriculture faces many challenges including new emerging abiotic and biotic stresses and decreasing arable land. These challenges pose serious threats to food security of an everincreasing world population. One of the solutions to meet the food demands is to develop highyielding crop varieties with greater genetic potential and resistance/tolerance to both biotic and abiotic stresses. Just like in mid-nineteenth century, when new genes and methods resulted in the first green revolution, there is a need to combine traditional plant breeding tools with new technologies to bring another green revolution for future food security.