International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The Quality Declared Seed System (QDS), presented by FAO in 1993 and revised in 2006, has been widely used and consulted. These guidelines/protocols are aimed at assisting small-scale farmers, specialists in seed production, field agronomists and agricultural extension services in...
Subject area: Strengthening seed systems
Subject category: Gender related content, Seed quality assurance
Method Publication or report
In many developing countries, there is a lack of adequate seed policies – i.e. principles that guide government action and define the roles of stakeholders. The absence of such policies weakens countries’ capacity to provide smallholders with adequate access to...
Subject area: Policy development, Strengthening seed systems
Subject category: Seed policy
Method Publication or report
This book provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social scientists, students and practitioners interested in learning more about its use with the hope that...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Method Publication or report
This paper summarizes the results of collaborative research in participatory plant breeding (PPB) in western India, with a case study on PPB in maize.
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Article or presentation Case study
This manual describes how to organize a participatory plant breeding (PPB) programme in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and vegetatively propagated crops, how to design the trials, collect, organize and analyse the data, and eventually how to use and share the information generated...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Method Publication or report
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