Record:   Prev Next
Author Brush, Stephen B
Title Genes in the Field : On Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity
Imprint Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 2000
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (301 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Intro -- Contents -- Foreword -- Chapter 1. The issues of in situ conservation of crop genetic resources -- Chapter 2. The genetic structure of crop landraces and the challenge to conserve them in situ on farms -- Chapter 3. Barley landraces from the Fertile Crescent: a lesson for plant breeders -- Chapter 4. The barleys of Ethiopia -- Chapter 5. Traditional management of seed and genetic diversity: what is a landrace? -- Chapter 6. Keeping diversity alive: an Ethiopian perspective -- Chapter 7. Optimal genetic resource conservation: in situ and ex situ -- Chapter 8. The Cultures of the Seed in the Peruvian Andes -- Chapter 9. On-farm conservation of crop diversity: policy and institutional lessons from Zimbabwe -- Chapter 10. In situ conservation and intellectual property rights -- Chapter 11. Farmer decision making and genetic diversity: linking multidisciplinary research to implementation on-farm -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
The diversity of crop plants is one of our most important biological resources, and the most important source of crop genes are the fields of peasant farmers in regions where crop domestication and evolution have occurred. Today, however, crop genes are threatened by social and technological change such as human population growth, the use of new agricultural technologies, the development of new varieties, and the commercialization of agriculture. Gene banks have been successful in capturing much of the genetic diversity of crop species, but it is also essential that the environmental systems where the crop genes evolve also be conserved.This work provides an interdisciplinary foundation for an important new conservation program: maintaining biological resources of crop plants within the systems where they have evolved. The book offers a global vision of the on-farm conservation movement and provides a comprehensive review of the issues and challenges of on-farm conservation of genetic resources. The book's chapters are written by a collection of outstanding scholars and academics from a variety of disciplines; they include biologists, agronomists, anthropologists, economists, lawyers, and agricultural development specialists.It should appeal to a varied international audience, particularly to professionals in the fields of conservation and agricultural development and those who are involved in planning or implementing conservation programs. For course work, the book is appropriate for graduate programs in agricultural development and conservation
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Brush, Stephen B. Genes in the Field : On Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity Ottawa : International Development Research Centre,c2000 9780889368842
Subject Crops -- Germplasm resources.;Germplasm resources conservation.;Germplasm resources, Plant
Electronic books
Record:   Prev Next