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Community seed banks : origins, evolution, and prospects

Author: Ronnie Vernooy
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Series: Issues in agricultural biodiversity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Community seed banks first appeared toward the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national nongovernmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies"--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronnie Vernooy
ISBN: 9780415708050 0415708052 9780415708067 0415708060
OCLC Number: 896954096
Description: xxiv, 270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: The rich but little known chronicles of community seed banks --
Origins and evolution --
Functions and activities --
Governance and management --
Technical issues --
Support and networking --
Policy and legal environment --
Sustainability --
Bangladesh: the Mamudpur Nayakrishi seed hut --
Bhutan: the Bumthang community seed bank --
Bolivia: community seed banks in the Lake Titicaca area --
Brazil: gene banks, seed banks and local seed guardians --
Brazil: the Minas Gerais seed houses for conservation in times of climate crisis --
Canada: the Toronto seed library --
China: the Xiding gene bank in Yunnan --
Costa Rica: union de Semilleros del Sur --
Guatemala: community seed reserves restore maize diversity --
India: community seed banks and empowering tribal communities in the Kolli Hills --
India: from community seed banks to community seed enterprises --
Malaysia: exploring the utility of a community seed bank in Sarawak --
Mali: an overview of community seed and gene banks --
Mali: the USC Canada-supported gene and seed banks of the Mopti region --
Mexico: community seed banks in Oaxaca --
Nepal: the historical Dalchowki community seed banks --
Nepal: the community seed bank in Tamaphok --
Nicaragua: La Labranza no. 2 community seed bank-'We are a network' --
Rwanda: the Rubaya community gene bank --
Sri Lanka: the Haritha Udana community seed bank in Kanthale --
Trinidad and Tobago: SJ seed savers --
Uganda: the Kiziba community gene bank --
United States of America: native seeds/search --
Burundi: community seed bnaks and the Welthungerhilfe programme in Kirundo --
Honduras: community seed banks established by local agricultural research committees --
Nepal: LI-BIRD's approach to supporting community seed banks --
Norway's development fund: supporting community seed banking practices --
Spain: the seed network, Resembrando e Intercambiando --
USC Canada's experience in supporting community seed banks in Africa, Asia, and the Americas --
Zimbabwe: the experience of the community technology development trust --
Brazil: community seed banks and Brazilian laws --
The role of community seed banks in adaptation to climate change in Mesoamerica --
Nepal: government policies and laws related to community seed banks --
Community seed banks in Mexico: an in-situ conservation strategy --
South Africa: a new beginning for community seed banks --
Epilogue: visions of the future.
Series Title: Issues in agricultural biodiversity.
Responsibility: edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha, and Bhuwon Sthapit.

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"Community seed banks first appeared toward the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national nongovernmental organizations. This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies"--Back cover.

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