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  • This book considers the impact of war, civil strife and low-intensity conflict on the management of plant genetic resources, in regions where crop plant genetic resources are still partly (or mainly) conserved in situ by small-scale agriculturalists. The book deals with: war, low-intensity conflict and erosion of plant genetic resources; policy and practical options to link effectively the fields of relief, rehabilitation and plant genetic resource management. This book was commissioned by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute and the Joint Working Group on Technology and Agrarian Development, Agricultural University, Wageningen. The text draws upon the research and personal experiences of the various authors and is intended to stimulate debate and further research on the linked issues of seed supply and genetic resources management in rural communities recovering from war, civil strife and disasters

publication date

  • 1997