Crop Wild Relatives

Crop Wild Relatives

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Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors. They will be increasingly important in allowing crops to adapt to the impacts of climate, thus safeguarding future agricultural production. Until recently, the main conservation strategy adopted for CWR has been ex situ - through the maintenance of samples as seed or vegetative material in various kinds of genebank or other facilities. Now the need to conserve CWR in their natural surroundings (in situ) is increasingly recognized. Recent research co-ordinated by Bioversity International has produced a wealth of information on good practices and lessons learned for their effective conservation. This book captures the important practical experiences of countries participating in this work and describes them for the wider conservation community. It includes case studies and examples from Armenia, Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, which are important centres of diversity for crop wild relatives, and covers four geographical regions - the Caucasus, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific Region. It provides practical, relevant information and guidance for the scaling-up of actions targeting CWR conservation around the world.A Manual of in situ Conservation Danny Hunter ... Royal Botanic Gardens buffer zones 214, 221, 225, 342 Burgman, M. A. 132 Bush Tender scheme (Australia) 260, 262 Canada 59, ... stakeholder analysis 339a€“341 strategy, steps in 339a€“346 CapeNature Stewardship Programme (South Africa) 260, 400 Crop Wild Relatives.


Title:Crop Wild Relatives
Author: Danny Hunter
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-06-25
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