International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The history of the organic farming movement in the United States highlights the cultural relevance of engaging organic farmers in the breeding process, complementing the biological rationale for participatory plant breeding (PPB). This paper synthesizes the biological, cultural, and economic...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
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This website on participatory plant breeding (PPB) provides an overview of PPB, access to information on a number of research and applied projects, a PPB bibliography, methods and training materials, and individual and institutional contacts. Note that some of the...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Case study Publication or report
This paper describes a model of participatory plant breeding (PPB) developed by The International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) which has been used successfully in several countries in West Asia and North Africa.
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Article or presentation
This website provides access to information on participatory wheat, oat and potato breeding programmes for organic production in Canada. The resources available include manuals detailing the methods used in each of the programmes, which may provide useful guidelines for practitioners...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Case study Publication or report
This book chapter introduces the rationale for and advantages of participatory plant breeding (PPB) and presents a case study of PPB in maize in Portugal. It also describes an extension of the maize PPB programme using molecular data to increase...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Case study Publication or report

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