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Cover for Assessment of the conservation status of Mesoamerican crop species and their wild relatives in light of climate change.

This chapter presents part of the diagnostic studies that were conducted to evaluate the on-farm, in situ and ex situ conservation status of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA) in Mesoamerica, from Mexico to Panama. The assessment of the potential impact of anthropogenic...

Author(s)
Thomas, E.; Ramirez, M.; Zonneveld, M. van; Etten, J. van; Alcázar, C.; Beltrán, M.; Libreros, D.; Pinzón, S.; Solano, W.; Galluzzi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The distributions and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">ex situ</i> conservation of crop wild relatives: a global approach.

Under the umbrella of the 'Adapting agriculture to climate change: collecting, protecting and preparing the crop wild relatives' project, more than 1000 crop wild relative (CWR) taxa have been assessed to determine how well represented they currently are in genebanks that are accessible to the...

Author(s)
Castañeda-Álvarez, N. P.; Khoury, C. K.; Sosa, C. C.; Achicanoy, H. A.; Bernau, V.; Vincent, H.; Jarvis, A.; Struik, P. C.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop wild relatives: a priority in Jordan? Developing a national strategy for the conservation of plant diversity in Jordan using a participatory approach.

This chapter provides a brief overview on how the National Strategy for the Conservation of Plant Diversity for Jordan (National Strategy) has been developed using a participatory approach. Also, as crop wild relatives (CWR) are identified as a priority in Jordan, the methodology can be applied...

Author(s)
Brehm, J. M.; Saifan, S.; Taifour, H.; Abulaila, K.; Al-Assaf, A.; El-Oqlah, A.; Al-Sheyab, F.; Bani-Hani, R.; Ghazanfar, S.; Haddad, N.; Shibli, R.; Taleb, T. A.; Ali, B.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Keeping a finger on the pulse: monitoring the use of CWR in crop improvement.

This chapter takes a macro perspective of the state of the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in crop improvement programmes under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with some supplementary perspectives from outside of the CG family where required. It asks, ...

Author(s)
Smith, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Management plans for promoting <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of local agrobiodiversity in the West Asia centre of plant diversity.

This chapter describes the construction and the elements of the genetic reserve management plan. Genetic management outside the protected areas is discussed. Government and international support are needed to fully implement the proposed management plans if species of global importance are to be...

Author(s)
Al Atawneh, N.; Amri, A.; Assi, R.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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