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Record number 349290
Title Recovering biodiversity knowledge
Author(s) Meijerink, G.W.; Smolders, H.; Sours, S.; Pou, S.
Source LEISA : ILEIA newsletter for low-external-input and sustainable agriculture 21 (2005)2. - ISSN 1569-8424 - p. 24 - 25.
Department(s) LEI INT BELEID - Internationale Handel & Markten
Centrum voor Genetische Bronnen Nederland
Publication type Article in journal aimed at the general public
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) biodiversiteit - soortendiversiteit - ontwikkelingslanden - kennis - tradities - traditionele landbouw - germplasm uitwisseling - genenbanken - markteconomie - cambodja - zuidoost-azië - agrobiodiversiteit - biodiversity - species diversity - developing countries - knowledge - traditions - traditional farming - germplasm exchange - gene banks - market economics - cambodia - south east asia - agro-biodiversity
Categories Biodiversity / Development Projects
Abstract Cambodian¿s civil wars have seriously affected the country¿s agro-biodiversity and the farmers¿ traditional knowledge in this field. The PEDIGREA project aims at conserving on-farm agro-biodiversity conservation and in Cambodia it focuses on vegetable diversity. It tries to link the preservation of genetic diversity to markets. Using a FFS approach that includes participatory plant breeding, farmers are encouraged to select varieties, improve them through crossbreeding and store their seed. Strategies to improve farmers¿ marketing opportunities are also being developed. In one location, the result of the FFS has been the establishment of a farmer research group to produce and manage seed resources and diversity, as well as a marketing group to coordinate the pooling of vegetable production area and information. This way farmers have been encouraged to think not only of yield potential but also of marketing potential.
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