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Cover for Landrace inventories and recommendations for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation in Finland.

This chapter provides a description of the applied Finnish landrace inventory process. The general inventory results are presented and recommendations for national landrace in situ conservation drawn from the inventory experience are discussed.

Author(s)
Heinonen, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Community biodiversity management (CBM): a participatory methodology that integrates empowerment, livelihoods and on-farm management of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter presents an overview of community biodiversity management (CBM) methodology based on in-depth experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, France, Nepal and reference cases from several other countries. The key role of the most commonly used participatory practices that integrate...

Author(s)
Subedi, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolutionary plant breeding: a method for rapidly increasing on-farm biodiversity to support sustainable livelihoods in an era of climate change.

This chapter presents a method to rapidly increase on-farm biodiversity to support sustainable livelihoods in Iran in an era of climate change. The importance of evolutionary plant breeding in providing a large number of farmers access to a great amount of biodiversity in a relatively short time...

Author(s)
Rahmanian, M.; Razavi, K.; Haghparast, R.; Salimi, M.; Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Value chain development: a silver bullet for agrobiodiversity conservation and use?

This paper seeks to contribute to an assessment of the role that value chain projects have played in agrobiodiversity conservation, specifically for crop genetic resources. information on the degree to which value chain projects have focused on genetic resources that are actually threatened and...

Author(s)
Drucker, A. G.; Appels, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Moving slowly towards the light: a review of efforts to create a global system for PGRFA over the last half-century.

This chapter focuses on the high level of agreement and commitment within the international community concerning the basic vision and core components of a global system of conservation and use, i.e. an internationally linked network of ex situ collections providing facilitated access to plant...

Author(s)
Halewood, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for On the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe: a stakeholder analysis.

This chapter presents a study on the current status of conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and on how this could be improved and developed towards a European plant germplasm system. The methods used, the vision of what an improved system for conservation and use of plant...

Author(s)
Frese, L.; Palmé, A.; Neuhaus, G.; Bülow, L.; Maxted, N.; Poulsen, G.; Kik, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards an improved European plant germplasm system.

This chapter focuses on recommendations addressing the main problems of managing ex situ plant genetic resources in Europe. Information on the plant genetic resources conservation and use problems in Europe are also presented.

Author(s)
Frese, L.; Palmé, A.; Bülow, L.; Kik, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Impact of the genetic resources policy landscape on food security: an assessment of the genetic resources and intellectual property rights programme.

This chapter focuses on the role of the genetic resources and intellectual property rights programme (GRIP) in improving the target countries' capacity to serve their informed national interests in GR/IP matters and develop further the infrastructure needed in terms of professionals and...

Author(s)
Thörn, E.; Thornström, C. G.; Virgin, I.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Improved utilization of crop diversity for rationalized breeding using data interoperability.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the effective utilization of the available crop (including wild relative) diversity in plant breeding to develop food crops with improved nutritive value, with higher yields while growing on more marginal soils and with increased ability to withstand more...

Author(s)
Finkers, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The GRIN taxonomy crop wild relative inventory.

This chapter focuses on the concepts and terminology that underlie the crop wild relative (CWR) classification of the GRIN taxonomy CWR inventory project. The procedures for compiling and evaluating this classification are outlined and the public accessibility of the resulting data are discussed.

Author(s)
Wiersema, J. H.; León, B.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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