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Cover for Distribution.

This chapter presents the distribution of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) in the Andean Region, South America (Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Colombia), Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. The performance of quinoa in these regions is described, and an overview of research on quinoa...

Author(s)
Bhargava, A.; Srivastava, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Living, dwindling, losing, finding: status and changes in agrobiodiversity of Cotacachi.

Results are presented of a study conducted during 2003-04, including semi-structured interviews with 45 farmers in 5 communities, a survey of 50 children from the same communities, several workshops, participatory observation and in-depth interviews with farmers as well as local organizations, to...

Author(s)
Skarbø, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Incursion, fragmentation and tradition: historical ecology of Andean Cotacachi.

This paper discusses the historical ecology of the Cotacachi region of northern Ecuador, exploring the traditional agroecological strategies and the changes that have occurred as a result of pre-historical, historical and contemporary sociopolitical events and processes. The concept of ecological...

Author(s)
Moates, A. S.; Campbell, B. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mountaineering.

This chapter describes recent trends in mountaineering adventure tourism and presents case studies from around the world. For each continent or region (Andes, Antarctica, Central Asia, Europe, Himalayas, New Zealand, North America, and Great Britain), information on mountaineering adventure tour...

Author(s)
Hales, R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931223)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and agroecological variability of seed production and the potential collaborative breeding of potatoes in the Andean countries.

Small-scale Andean farmers of Peru manage highly diverse repertoires of potatoes of both traditional farmer varieties (FVs) and improved, modern varieties (MVs). Much potential exists for the combination of local and scientific knowledge in collaborative plant breeding (CPB) for these farmers and...

Author(s)
Zimmerer, K.
ISBN
2002 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995854)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation and utilization of biodiversity in the Andean ecoregion.

This chapter initially presents a brief general introduction on plant biodiversity in agroecosystems, then focuses on the genetic diversity of the Andean ecoregion where the International Potato Centre is spearheading the characterization and conservation of the region's genetic resources, and the...

Author(s)
Collins, W. W.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995304)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Tradeoffs in agriculture, the environment and human health: decision support for policy and technology managers.

The chapter presents the conceptual framework and structure of a model that explicitly addresses tradeoffs among economic, biophysical and health outcomes in an application to the potato-dairy system of the Andean highlands. They highlight the economic-environmental and economic-health tradeoffs...

Author(s)
Crissman, C. C.; Antle, J. M.; Stoorvogel, J. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851994352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intellectual property rights in agricultural biotechnology.

This revised and updated book (the first edition was printed in 1998), presents information on intellectual property law in a simplified form. New chapters have been added, which cover plant variety protection and farmers' rights. The latter chapter provides a background to the impact of the...

Author(s)
Erbisch, F. H.; Maredia, K. M.
ISBN
2004 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851997391)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Breeding <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phaseolus</i> for intercrop combinations in Andean highlands.

Research on Phaseolus breeding is based upon a large genetic reservoir made of local germplasm stocks of 2 New World species (P. coccineus and P. polyanthus) and their crosses with P. vulgaris. The breeding outline follows the principles of a population improvement programme and leads to bulk...

Author(s)
Baudoin, J. P.; Camarena, F.; Lobo, M.; Mergeai, G.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994116)
Type
Book chapter

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