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Cereal landrace farmers in Finland and their motivation to on-farm conservation

Heinonen, Maarit and Veteläinen, Merja (2011) Cereal landrace farmers in Finland and their motivation to on-farm conservation. Paper at: Biodiversity in agriculture - lessons learned and future directions, NJF seminar 436, Ulvik in Hardanger, Norway, 24-26 May 2011.

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Summary

The ‘OnFarmFinland’ project has resulted in a web-based information service
containing knowledge of Finnish landraces and old commercial varieties of some
agri- and horticultural plants. In the first phase, knowledge of cereals and
potatoes is provided. The ‘Landrace Information Service’ (MaatiaisTietoPankki
2011) is part of the web-site of the national PGR programme in Finland at the
portal of MTT Agrifood Research Finland. The information service is targeted for
present landrace farmers, hobby-gardeners, agrarian museums and other
organizations, and private persons interested. The information is expected to be
useful in restoring historical gardens and fields, in building demonstration
gardens, in education uses, in development of niche products, and in general in
enhancement of the awareness of landraces among the general public.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:cereal landraces, conservation, farmers
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi/english
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:19711
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 11:50
Last Modified:15 Nov 2011 11:50
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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