Modern technologies available for on-farm conservation of old varieties

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2004
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In recent years, on-farm conservation has been recognized as an important complement to ex situ conservation. It is vital for the long term conservation of plant genetic resources to implement ways to help farmers in the centers of diversity to reduce genetic losses in their native crops.

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Sustainable agriculture, Adoption of innovations, Biodiversity conservation, Modern technologies, Crop diversity, Genetic erosion, Communal seed banks, Gene banks, Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scale
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Presented at the Conference on Interfaces in the Repatriation and In Situ Conservation of Traditional Crops, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 30 April-1 May, 2004