1. Seeding Solutions Volume 1 brings readers up to date on what has changed – scientifically, politically, and environmentally – since the publication in 1994 of the landmark, People, Plants, and Patents.Volume 1 offers policy makers a clear description of the facts, the fights and the flora...
  2. Abstract, Researchgate, 2019 Biodiversity and agriculture are strongly interrelated to each other, the conservation of plant and animal genetic resources plays a crucial role in India’s food, nutritional and livelihood security. India is considered to be a centre of origin of rice, brinjal,...
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    2014-06-01 When you come across an especially promising local variety of a crop grown in your area, how can you enable other farmers to try out this variety? If a farmer gives you 30 seeds of an exceptional variety, how might you go about distributing these? How does seed flow happen in and among...
  4. Abstract, Elsvier, 2016 According to a recent estimate, there are 925 million people on the globe who live in a state of hunger (Hunger Statistic World Food Programme). Moreover, an additional 2 billion people are expected to be added by 2050 (Eldakak et al., 2013). To meet the challenges to...
  5. Abstract, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 2006 Food composition provides an important link for biodiversity and nutrition. Biodiversity at three levels—ecosystems, the species they contain and the genetic diversity within species—can contribute to food security and improved nutrition....
  6. 2019-01-20 The first Agrobiodiversity Index Report assesses dimensions of agrobiodiversity in ten countries to measure food system sustainability and resilience. Countries receive an overall Agrobiodiversity Index score that indicates their progress in using and safeguarding agrobiodiversity to create...
  7. The lack of a standardized methodology creates at least two significant problems. The first problem is that the lack of guidance on robust monitoring protocols and survey design leads to the collection of information that cannot fulfill the objectives for which it was collected. For example, if...
  8. THE GLOBAL ROLE OF THE CROP TRUST In 1996, after long negotiations, 150 countries adopted the firstGlobal Plan of Action(GPA) for conserving and using crop diversity. The GPA called for a rational global conservation system, based on the principles of effectiveness, efficiency and transparency....
  9. The CGIAR (Link ) is a strategic alliance of members, partners and international agricultural centers that mobilizes science to benefit the poor. Their mission is to achieve sustainable food security and reduce poverty in developing countries through scientific research and research-related...
  10. As information about agricultural biodiversity resources is gathered around the world, managing information so it is easily shared and accessed is vital for the conservation and use of these resources.