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Saving the seed : genetic diversity and european agriculture

Author: Renée Vellvé; International Institute for Environment and Development.
Publisher: Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
Series: Earthscan library collection.; Resources for the future library collection., Natural resource management ;, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genetic diversity is essential to the security of agriculture. Without the availability of a wide range of plant varieties and the genetic resources they contain, crops cannot adapt to combat the ever-changing threats of pests, diseases and climatic change. Yet, with the increasing industrialisation of modern agriculture, farming has become a business which centres on a handful of new, genetically similar 'super  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Vellvé, Renée.
Saving the seed
(DLC) 2009038579
(OCoLC)444109803
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Renée Vellvé; International Institute for Environment and Development.
ISBN: 9781134063307 113406330X 1315066831 9781315066837
OCLC Number: 862746329
Notes: "Earthscan publishes in association with the International Institute for Environment and Development."
Description: 1 online resource (206 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Tables, graphs and boxes; List of acronyms; About this book; Foreword; Introduction; 1: The making of a heritage; Taming the wild; The geography of diversity; The heritage makers; 2: Diversity's decline; Breeding uniformity; Uniformity from the lab; Erosion on the farm; The legal frames at work; 3: Genebank or bust; Banking on diversity; From the field to the fridge; The Euro 'gene scene'; Of numbers and nonsense; 4: Salvaging in silence; Conservation at the grassroots; Salvaging in silence; 5: Diversifying the future; Forging new policies. CAP: Conservation or production?Investing in diversity; Finding the support; Annex; I: Thegenes in the bank; 2: Addresses and contacts; 3: Selected reading; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Earthscan library collection.; Resources for the future library collection., Natural resource management ;, v. 9.
Responsibility: Renée Vellvé.

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