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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 European forest genetic resources: status of current knowledge and conservation priorities.

The genetic characteristics of forest trees, genetic aspects of European Forestry and the European collaboration for conservation of forest genetic resources are discussed in this chapter. It is emphasized that the gene conservation of forest trees, not dissimilar from wild crop relatives as well,...

Author(s)
Lefèvre, F.; Collin, E.; Cuyper, B. de; Fady, B.; Koskela, J.; Turok, J.; Wühlisch, G. von
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation and use of wild-harvested medicinal plants in Sri Lanka.

This chapter describes the present status of medicinal plants, the threats to medicinal plants, medicinal plant-based research, herbal medical system, and present institutional legal and policy framework for medicinal plants in Sri Lanka. The major activities of Conservation and Sustainable Use of...

Author(s)
Ratnayake, R. S. S.; Kariyawasam, C. S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of wild plant species: the market perspective.

This chapter describes how a company ethically purchases and markets a number of wild plant species using Neal's Yard Remedies as an example, and discusses the company policies and the importance of how to establish accurate information about the conservation status of certain plants. The...

Author(s)
Curtis, S.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Linking conservation with sustainable use: <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Quercus ilex</i> subsp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">rotundifolia</i> (Lam) O. Schwarz in traditional agro-sylvo-pastoral systems in southern Portugal.

The aim of this work was to establish: (i) conservation strategies (ex situ and in situ) for Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia in Portugal; and (ii) the application of a selection programme towards the genetic improvement of important agricultural quantitative traits, in this case the 'oil content'...

Author(s)
Sousa-Correia, C. M.; Abreu, J. M.; Ferreira-Dias, S.; Rodrigues, J. C.; Alves, A.; Maxted, N.; Ford-Lloyd, B. V.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Towards a global strategy for the conservation and use of crop wild relatives.

Since the participants in the PGR Forum project and the organizers of the First International Conference on Crop Wild Relative Conservation and Use felt that it would be valuable to propose a strategy that would bring together the different agencies of government, non-governmental organizations...

Author(s)
Heywood, V. H.; Kell, S. P.; Maxted, N.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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