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Eighth Session of the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for (...)

Launch of the “Voluntary Guidelines for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers’ Varieties/Landraces” Publication

Iran Room (FAO Headquarters)
14.11.2019
 Rome time

The cultivation of diverse farmers’ varieties/landraces confers increased resilience for crop production and are potential sources of traits for developing varieties tolerant to biotic and abiotic stresses and for incorporating farmer-preferred traits. Many of these genetic resources are being lost, making farming systems less resilient. These guidelines, intended as reference materials for preparing a National Plan for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Farmers’ Varieties/Landraces, will contribute to addressing this continuing loss of diversity.

 

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