International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The Strategies for Organic and Low-Input Integrated Breeding and Management (SOLIBAM) is a large-scale integrating project funded by the European Union from 2010 to 2014. The overall objective of SOLIBAM is to develop specific and novel breeding approaches integrated with management practices to...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
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This booklet explains how using the Agrobiodiversity Index, companies and governments can reduce operational and reputational risks and seize opportunities, by estimating and monitoring the agrobiodiversity impact of supply chain investments. The Agrobiodiversity Index can also help investors to screen...
Subject area: Promoting local crop diversity
Subject category: Financial and incentive mechanisms
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This report discusses the findings on the application of marker-evaluated selection (MES) and marker-assisted selection (MAS) in a partnership programme involving participatory plant breeding (PPB) in Nepal and India. The project resulted in the development of novel varieties...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
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This report is on a project which combined participatory plant breeding (PPB) with marker-assisted selection (MAS) to introduce quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for root growth and drought resistance in rice grown by farmers in Nepal and India.
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
Case study Publication or report
This report describes a participatory plant breeding (PPB) programme for spring wheat in organic production initiated in Canada in 2011. The objective was to test the field performance and quality of farmer selected wheat populations and compare them with some...
Subject area: Enhancing crop diversity for local needs
Subject category: Participatory plant breeding
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