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Cover for Enhancing crop genepool use: capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement.

This book contains 42 chapters focusing on the various aspects of the utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity as a basis for crop improvement and future food security. Information on the various characterization techniques, conservation strategies,...

Author(s)
Maxted, N.; Dulloo, M. E.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 What do we have to lose? Monitoring crop genetic diversity.

This chapter focuses on the various indicators for monitoring crop genetic diversity and the problems associated with genetic erosion. The importance of the establishment of a global operational genetic monitoring system to be able to track changes in genetic diversity and inform policy makers so...

Author(s)
Dulloo, M. E.; Thormann, I.; Drucker, A. G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Implementation of a PGR global documentation system in Portugal.

This chapter focuses on the role of the global germplasm management information system (GRIN-Global) in addressing information retrieval obstacles faced by breeders, crop researchers and other users and its implementation in Portugal is discussed.

Author(s)
Barata, A. M.; Rocha, F.; Oliveira, J.; Lima, J. M.; Nobrega, H.; Carvalho, M. Â. A. P. de; Dias, S.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Optimized site selection for the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of forage CWR: a combination of community- and genetic-level perspectives.

This chapter focuses on the strategies for forage crop wild relatives (CWR) conservation, methods for the effective conservation of the genetic diversity of CWR and approaches for the effective in situ conservation of multiple CWR taxa. Information on forage use category group for targeting...

Author(s)
Teso, M. L. R.; Kinoshita, K. K.; Iriondo, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A European <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> (on-farm) conservation and management strategy for landraces.

This chapter focuses on a series of coordinated actions to promote efficiently and effectively the continued landrace cultivation by farmers in Europe to promote in situ (on-farm) conservation and management of these landraces. The main drawback to implementation, i.e. lack of specific funding for...

Author(s)
Negri, V.; Freudenthaler, P.; Gasi, F.; Maxted, N.; Moreira, P. M.; Strãjeru, S.; Tan, A.; Veteläinen, M.; Vogel, R.; Weibull, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Hungarian strategies for the conservation of crop wild relative and landrace diversity.

This chapter focuses on the various strategies used in Hungary for the conservation of crop wild relatives and the promotion of landrace diversity. The establishment of a joint seed bank for agricultural and wild flora is also presented.

Author(s)
Baktay, B.; Simon, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Assessment of Italian landrace density and species richness: useful criteria for developing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation strategies.

This chapter presents inventory data recorded for each Italian region and the assessment of the landrace density index and species richness level through the Italian regions. The development or enhancement of the political and economic actions for landrace conservation by Italian regions using...

Author(s)
Torricelli, R.; Pacicco, L.; Bodesmo, M.; Raggi, L.; Negri, V.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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