Do community seed banks contribute to socio-ecological resilience? The case of the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala

A community seed bank is a locally governed and managed, mostly informal institution whose core function is to maintain seeds for local use,...

Authors:
Porcuna Ferrer, A.
Publication Year:
2018
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No country is self-sufficient when it comes to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture: the cases of Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Nepal, Rwanda and Uganda

This brief aims to create more awareness that no country is self-sufficient in plant genetic resources and that international exchanges have...

Authors:
Vernooy, R.; Clancy, E. (comp.)
Publication Year:
2017
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Supporting community seedbanks to realize farmers’ rights

Support of community seedbanks and seed-savers groups throughout the world can contribute to the empowerment of men and women farmers, encourage...

Authors:
Clancy, E.
Publication Year:
2016
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Realizing farmers’ rights through community-based agricultural biodiversity management

Article 9 of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture addresses farmers’ rights and recognizes the crucial role...

Publication Year:
2016
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Sharing diversity: establishing and supporting community seedbanks in South Africa (pilot phase 2013-2015)

A promising start has been made: the two new community seedbanks of Gumbu and Sterkspruit and complementary technical support provided by the...

Authors:
Tjikana, T.; Dibiloane, A.; Maluleke, N.; Moila, P.; Phora, G.; Sthapit, B.; Vernooy, R.
Publication Year:
2016
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Smallholder access to quality and diverse seed in Uganda: Implications for food security

This policy briefs presents smallholder farmers' preferences and major challenges when accessing seed in Uganda. It reflects on the weaknesses of the...

Authors:
Otieno, G.; Lopez Noriega, I.; Reynolds, T.W.
Publication Year:
2016
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Mise en œuvre concertee et solidaire du Traite sur les ressources phytogenetiques et du Protocole de Nagoya

Abecedaire pour points focaux nationaux et autres parties prenantes. Ebauche de discussion

Authors:
Halewood, M. (ed)
Publication Year:
2015
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Bioversity International's gender research fellowship programme: results and ways forward

The overarching goal of Bioversity International’s Gender Research Fellowship Programme was to strengthen the capacity of researchers to conduct...

Authors:
Thull, D.; Elias, M.; Fernandez, M.
Publication Year:
2015
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A novel strategy to discover and use climate-adapted germplasm

Between 2012 and 2015, 150 researchers, research managers, gene bank managers, extension agents, university professors and staff of non-government...

Authors:
Vernooy, R.; Otieno, G.; Bessette, G.; Fadda, C.; Galluzzi, G.; van de Gevel, J.; Halewood, M.; Lopez-Noriega, I.; Mathur, P.; Mittra, S.; Rudebjer, P.; Steinke, J.; Sthapit, B.; van Etten, J.; van Zonneveld, M.
Publication Year:
2015
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