Rethinking Strategies for Agricultural Research

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Posted by admin | Posted in Agri Sci | Posted on 31-12-2010

This feature says that global program helps farmers conserve the genetic diversity of crops. Resource-poor farmers, a large number of whom are women, produce as much as 20 percent of the world’s food, and they may well hold the key to increasing biological and cultural diversity. For in their struggle simply to survive — and produce — on poor soils with limited resources, small farmers continue to allow plant varieties to evolve. The result is that these farmers have become custodians of diversity, maintaining the genetic variation that is essential to the continued evolution and adaptation of plant genotypes. Read the rest of this entry »