Supporting farmer-led plant breeding

Manicad, G. and McGuire, S. (2000) Supporting farmer-led plant breeding. Biotechnology and Development Monitor (42). pp. 2-7. ISSN 0924-9877

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Farmer breeding can be considered as a process for managing gene-flow that operates in parallel with formal breeding. This process includes the introduction of diversity, recombination, selection, storage and exchange of planting materials in farmers' environments. Both formal and informal systems not only influence crop genetic structure and performance, but also determine who receives germplasm and information. Addressing farmer breeding remains a challenge if new technologies, such as biotechnology, are to be made relevant to broader groups of farmers.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2013 16:20
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