Valuing crop biodiversity:on-farm genetic resources and economic change

This book examines the challenges faced by farmers trying to maintain crop biodiversity in developing and transitional economies. Using a collection of empirical case studies of farmers and crop scientists across a range of agricultural economies and income levels, it presents economic tools and methods for valuing and managing crop biodiversity. It discusses the economic benefits of crop biodiversity for farmers and suggests ways in which crop biodiversity can be supported by national policies. The book provides an indispensable 'tool kit' for all those concerned with the development of strategies to facilitate sustainable management and conservation of crop genetic diversity for future generations. (Abstract © CAB ABSTRACTS, CAB International)

Authors:
Smale, M. (ed.)
Pages:
336 p.
Publication Year:
2006
Publication Format:
B5
ISBN 10:
0-85199-057-6
ISBN 13:
978-0-85199-057-6
Language:
EN
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