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Cover for Andean cultural affirmation and cultural integration in context: reflections on indigenous knowledge for the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of agrobiodiversity.

This chapter addresses the role of indigenous knowledge (IK) and practices in the conservation of agricultural biodiversity. In the context of Andean communities in southern Peru, it is argued that negotiations between these local communities and conservation bodies need to give as much weight to...

Author(s)
Shepherd, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647050)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and on-farm conservation of crop landraces in centres of diversity.

This chapter reviews the potential impacts of climate change on on-farm conservation of crop diversity and on the contribution that on-farm conservation can make to agricultural adaptation to climate change, and ask two questions: (1) How might climate change affect the viability of on-farm...

Author(s)
Bellon, M. R.; Etten, J. van
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641973)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agrobiodiversity conservation policy: a 'Tragedy of Errors'.

This chapter briefly reviews the history of conservation of crop genetic resources and discusses recent developments in both ex situ and in situ conservation of crop biodiversity, especially in relation to policy. It considers the impacts of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the...

Author(s)
Wood, D.; Lenné, J. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937614)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Valuing crop biodiversity: on-farm genetic resources and economic change.

In agricultural systems, diversity of crops and varieties is essential to combat the risks farmers face from pests, diseases and variations in climate. Crop biodiversity also underpins the range of dietary needs and services that consumers demand. There is growing concern, however, about declining...

Author(s)
Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book
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Cover for Concepts, metrics and plan of the book.

On-farm suppliers of crop genetic resources, farmers, in contrast toplant breeders, also use them as planting material - a reproducible production input. These farmers are different in some respects from those working in fully commercialized agriculture in industrialized economies. Many reside in...

Author(s)
Smale, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Rural development and the diversity of potatoes on farms in Cajamarca, Peru.

In this chapter, using household data on potato producers in Cajamarca, Peru, the relationship between rural development and potato diversity is examined. Much of the debate on in situ on-farm conservation of crop genetic resources has focused narrowly on the effect of the introduction of modern...

Author(s)
Winters, P.; Hintze, L. H.; Ortiz, O.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Managing rice biodiversity on farms: the choices of farmers and breeders in Nepal.

Farmers’ choices, given the constraints they face, determine whether or not genetic resources of value to society for future crop improvement continue to be grown on farms. Plant breeders also influence crop biodiversity on farms through the supply of new genetic materials they develop. Using a...

Author(s)
Gauchan, D.; Smale, M.; Maxted, N.; Cole, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Crop valuation and farmer response to change: implications for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation of maize in Mexico.

This chapter applies a stated preference approach to analyse the management of maize landraces in the Sierra Norte de Puebla, Mexico. Mexico is a centre of origin and diversity for maize. A method is proposed to assess farmer response to changes in income and price expectations associated with the...

Author(s)
Dyer, G. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Determinants of cereal diversity in villages of northern Ethiopia.

This chapter compares factors explaining the inter- (interspecific) and intracrop (infraspecific diversity) of cereals grown by villages in Peasant Associations (PAs) of the northern Ethiopian highlands of Amhara and Tigray, building on the household-level analysis presented for the same sites in...

Author(s)
Gebremedhin, B.; Smale, M.; Pender, J.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Seed supply and the on-farm demand for diversity: a case study from eastern Ethiopia.

This chapter uses a household model similar to those used in Part III of this book to analyse the relationship between seed supply and intercrop diversity (between crop species) on household farms, based on an assessment of the impact of a seed supply intervention at the household level in...

Author(s)
Lipper, L.; Cavatassi, R.; Winters, P.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990835)
Type
Book chapter

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