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Seed Sovereignty - How can organic agriculture contribute to the development and protection of the seed, a case study of Nepal

Petersen, Maja Eline (2014) Seed Sovereignty - How can organic agriculture contribute to the development and protection of the seed, a case study of Nepal. Working paper, Aarhus University . [Completed]

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The seed system has changed a lot over the past decades with the control over the seeds lying more and more in the hands of a few large companies and less in the hands of the farmers. This has affected the genetic diversity as well as the farmers’ rights. Nepal is a country with a high plant diversity. There is an increase in seeds imported to the country, especially hybrid seeds, which threatens the diversity and the seed sovereignty. Organic agriculture based on the four principles of health, ecology, fairness and care can help counteract this development and increase the seed sovereignty by being a natural driver of local seed development and the development and maintenance of seed diversity.


EPrint Type:Working paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishSeed sovereigntyUNSPECIFIED
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishNepalhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5124
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Denmark > AU - Aarhus University
Nepal
Deposited By: Petersen, Ms Maja Eline
ID Code:27631
Deposited On:04 Nov 2014 15:38
Last Modified:04 Nov 2014 15:38
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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