Community Seed Banks: Origins, Evolution and Prospects (Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity)

Community Seed Banks Origins Evolution and Prospects Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the s established with the support of international and national non governmental organizations This book is the first to provide a global r

  • Title: Community Seed Banks: Origins, Evolution and Prospects (Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity)
  • Author: Ronnie Vernooy Pitambar Shrestha Bhuwon Sthapit
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Community seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non governmental organizations This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies Countries that pioneered various types of community seed banks include Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, InCommunity seed banks first appeared towards the end of the 1980s, established with the support of international and national non governmental organizations This book is the first to provide a global review of their development and includes a wide range of case studies Countries that pioneered various types of community seed banks include Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Zimbabwe In the North, a particular type of community seed bank emerged known as a seed savers network Such networks were first established in Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA before spreading to other countries Over time, the number and diversity of seed banks has grown In Nepal, for example, there are now than 100 self described community seed banks whose functions range from pure conservation to commercial seed production In Brazil, community seed banks operate in various regions of the country Surprisingly, despite 25 years of history and the rapid growth in number, organizational diversity and geographical coverage of community seed banks, recognition of their roles and contributions has remained scanty The book reviews their history, evolution, experiences, successes and failures and reasons why , challenges and prospects It fills a significant gap in the literature on agricultural biodiversity and conservation, and their contribution to food sovereignty and security.

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