Using Diversity: Enhancing and Maintaining Genetic Resources On-farm

Book cover Using Diversity: Enhancing and Maintaining Genetic Resources On-farm
Editor(s):
Louise Sperling and Michael Loevinsohn
Publisher(s):
IDRC
1997-01-01
ISBN:
Out of print
352 pages
e-ISBN:
1552502813

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Conservation of threatened, farmer-developed varieties and the breeding and selection of new cultivars are often seen as distinct activities and the concerns of different organizations. The "Using Diversity" workshop explored the common ground between the two approaches. It brought together scientists, farmers and NGO workers from across South Asia who share the conviction that genetic diversity, on-farm, is key to rural people's food security and that farmers must be involved in its maintenance and enhancement. These are the proceedings of that workshop.