International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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This paper presents a review of participatory plant breeding (PPB) from the perspective of formal sector institutions such as national plant breeding programmes, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) institutes, or extension services. It includes an inventory of PPB...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Case study Publication or report
This presentation emphasizes the need to highlight the diverse use values of landraces/farmers' varieties to increase their value to society. The presentation was given by Maarit Heinonen at the workshop "Conservation strategies for European crop wild relative and landrace diversity", held...
Subject area: Promoting local crop diversity
Subject category: Raising awareness of local crop diversity value
Article or presentation
Rodrigues Island is a low-income economy based on traditional agriculture, fishing and livestock rearing. The production of some landrace varieties has considerably decreased in the last few years, mainly due to rising temperatures, variable precipitation, reduced water availability and soil...
Subject area: Promoting local crop diversity
Subject category: Developing the value chain, Financial and incentive mechanisms
Case study
Interest in locally produced ancient and heritage grains has grown in recent years. Organic farmers stand to benefit from producing and marketing these grains.  This paper presents the results from two years of fields trials, conducted in the Northeastern and Upper Midwestern...
Subject area: Promoting local crop diversity
Subject category: Developing the value chain
Article or presentation Case study
This paper looks at the role of participatory plant breeding (PPB) in organic agriculture and presents a case study of PPB in durum wheat.
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Article or presentation Case study

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