A risk-minimizing argument for traditional crop varietal diversity use to reduce pest and disease damage in agricultural ecosystems of Uganda

Much of the worlds’ annual harvest loss to pests and diseases occurs as a consequence of crops grown in monocultures, or cultivated varieties with...

Authors:
Mulumba, J.W. ; Nankya, R.; Adokorach, J.; Kiwuka, C.; Fadda, C., De Santis, P.; Jarvis, D.I.
Publication Year:
2012
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Digitization and online availability of original collecting mission data to improve data quality and enhance the conservation and use of plant genetic resources

The use of germplasm collections depends to a large extent on the quality and quantity of data available about each accession. Collecting mission...

Authors:
Thormann, I.; Gaisberger, H.; Mattei, F.; Snook, L.; Arnaud, E.
Publication Year:
2012
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Traditional seed management and genetic diversity in barley varieties in high-hill agro-ecosystems of Nepal

Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is an important winter cereal crop in mid to high-hill ecosystems of Nepal.  Chawali and Lekali are two commonly grown...

Authors:
Bajracharya, J.; Brown, A.H.D.; Joshi, B.K.; Panday, D.; Banija, B.K.; Sthapit, B.; Jarvis, D.
Publication Year:
2012
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Ecological approaches to human nutrition

Malnutrition affects a large number of people throughout the developing world. Approaches to reducing malnutrition rarely focus on ecology and...

Authors:
DeClerck, F.; Fanzo, J.; Palm, C.; Remans, R.
Publication Year:
2011
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Planting hybrids, keeping landraces: agricultural modernization and tradition among small-scale maize farmers in Chiapas, Mexico

This paper examines how agricultural modernization and tradition interact among small-scale commercially-oriented maize farmers by studying shifts in...

Authors:
Bellon, M.R.; Hellinb, J.
Publication Year:
2011
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Conservation and sustainable use of tropical fruit species diversity: Bioversity’s
efforts in Asia, the Pacific and Oceania

Asia, the Pacific and Oceania region is very rich in genetic diversity of tropical fruits. Although, fruits have always been important agricultural...

Authors:
Bhag Mal; Ramanatha Rao, V.; Arora, R.K.; Sajise, P,E.; Sthapit, B.R.
Publication Year:
2011
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Annual report 2007-2010 of the CGIAR System-wide Genetic Resources Programme

The report contains the following chapters: Major milestones porior 2007; Programme activities 2007-2010; Futur vision; Memebers of the ICWG-GR...

Publication Year:
2010
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