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Potato breeding in the Netherlands: successful collaboration between farmers and commercial breeders

The Dutch potato breeding model, which involves a partnership between family farmers and commercial breeding companies in a modern, Western context, is unique. While there are other examples of collaborative relationships between farmers and breeders in Europe, the Dutch potato breeding model stands out in terms of its long track record, the involvement of the private sector, and the institutional integration of the relationship which up to today facilitates access to genetic materials and financial benefit sharing.

Title of publication: Farming Matters: Access and benefit sharing of genetic resources
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Issue: Special Issue
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Page range: 34-37
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Author: Conny Almekinders
Other authors: Loes Mertens, Jan van Loon, Edith Lammerts van Bueren
Organization: ILEIA - centre for learning on sustainable agriculture
Other organizations: Louis Bolk Institute, the Netherlands, Sementes Vivas, Knowledge, Technology and Innovation department of Wageningen University
Year: 2016
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Country/ies: Netherlands
Geographical coverage: European Union (European Union)
Type: Magazine article
Content language: English
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