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Title Community seed banks : origins, evolution and prospects / edited by Ronnie Vernooy, Pitambar Shrestha and Bhuwon Sthapit
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 270 pages .)
Series Issues in agricultural biodiversity
Issues in agricultural biodiversity.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; GIZ: an innovative partner for the global challenges of tomorrow; 1 The rich but little known chronicles of community seed banks; PART I Comparative analysis of key aspects of community seed banks; 2 Origins and evolution; 3 Functions and activities; 4 Governance and management; 5 Technical issues; 6 Support and networking; 7 Policy and legal environment; 8 Sustainability; PART II Case studies from around the world; 9 Bangladesh: the Mamudpur Nayakrishi Seed Hut; 10 Bhutan: the Bumthang community seed bank
11 Bolivia: community seed banks in the Lake Titicaca area12 Brazil: gene banks, seed banks and local seed guardians; 13 Brazil: the Minas Gerais seed houses for conservation in times of climate crisis; 14 Canada: the Toronto Seed Library; 15 China: the Xiding gene bank in Yunnan; 16 Costa Rica: UniĆ³n de Semilleros del Sur; 17 Guatemala: community seed reserves restore maize diversity; 18 India: community seed banks and empowering tribal communities in the Kolli Hills; 19 India: from community seed banks to community seed enterprises
20 Malaysia: exploring the utility of a community seed bank in Sarawak21 Mali: an overview of community seed and gene banks; 22 Mali: the USC Canada-supported gene and seed banks of the Mopti region; 23 Mexico: community seed banks in Oaxaca; 24 Nepal: the historical Dalchowki community seed bank; 25 Nepal: the community seed bank in Tamaphok; 26 Nicaragua: La Labranza no. 2 community seed bank -- 'We are a network'; 27 Rwanda: the Rubaya community gene bank; 28 Sri Lanka: the Haritha Udana community seed bank in Kanthale; 29 Trinidad and Tobago: SJ Seed Savers
30 Uganda: the Kiziba community gene bank31 United States of America: Native Seeds/SEARCH; 32 Burundi: community seed banks and the Welthungerhilfe programme in Kirundo; 33 Honduras: community seed banks established by local agricultural research committees; 34 Nepal: LI-BIRD's approach to supporting community seed banks; 35 Norway's Development Fund: supporting community seed banking practices; 36 Spain: the seed network, Resembrando e Intercambiando; 37 USC Canada's experience in supporting community seed banks in Africa, Asia and the Americas
38 Zimbabwe: the experience of the Community Technology Development Trust39 Brazil: community seed banks and Brazilian laws; 40 The role of community seed banks in adaptation to climate change in Mesoamerica; 41 Nepal: government policies and laws related to community seed banks; 42 Community seed banks in Mexico: an in-situ conservation strategy; 43 South Africa: a new beginning for community seed banks; 44 Epilogue: visions of the future; Index; Plates
Summary 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, 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Restricted: Printing from this resource is governed by The Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations (UK) and UK copyright law currently in force. WlAbNL
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Subject Seeds -- Harvesting -- Citizen participation
Germplasm resources, Plant.
Germplasm resources conservation -- Citizen participation
NATURE -- Natural Resources.
Germplasm resources, Plant
Form Electronic book
Author Vernooy, Ronnie, 1963- editor.
ISBN 1134608535