PROMISES AND CHALLENGES of the informal food sector in developing countries



DIVERSITY OF EXPERIENCES

understanding change in crop and
seed diversity

A review of selected LinKS studies

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Table of Contents

Part 1   [468Kb]

    Contents
    Glossary of acronyms
    Introduction

Part 2   [212Kb]

    1. Seed diversity of crops and varieties
    2. Understanding seed systems
    3. The main drivers for change in crop diversity

Part 3   [812Kb]

    4. Implications for future development interventions
    References
    Annex 1 Project background information
    Annex 2 Consolidated Checklist

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