Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries

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Plant genetic diversity is crucial to the breeding of food crops and is therefore a central precondition for food security. Diverse genetic resources provide the genetic traits required to deal with crop pests and diseases, as well as changing climate conditions. Plant genetic diversity is also essential for traditional small-scale farming, and is therefore an indispensable factor in the fight against poverty. However, the diversity of domesticated plant varieties is disappearing at an alarming rate while interest in the ...

Governing Agrobiodiversity: Plant Genetics and Developing Countries 2008, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754647416

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