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A guide to the identification and importance of custodian farmers

We often talk about custodian farmers; several countries recognized them by facilitating awards and we often interact with them about what they do on their farm? However, some questions remain, “what do we really mean by custodian farmers?", “what are the characteristics of such custodian farmers?”, "what role they for on-farm and in situ conservation projects and beyond?", “what potential roles they can play?” This guide aims to help practitioners to identify and document such farmers in a systematic manner for better understanding and to enable targeted support towards custodian farmers?"

Category: Occasional/Discussion/Working papers

Author: Byrnes, A.; Sthapit, B.

Pages: 2 p.

Publication Year: 2016

Publication Format: PDF

Language: EN

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