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Plant breeding with farmers. A technical manual

{Tool} Plant breeding with farmers. A technical manual. Creator(s): Ceccarelli, Salvatore. Issuing Organisation(s): International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas ICARDA. (2012)

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Online at: http://www.farmersrights.org/pdf/techmanual_ceccarelli.pdf

Summary

Participatory plant breeding (PPB) is defined as a type of plant breeding in which farmers, as well as other partners, such as extension staff, seed producers, traders and NGOs, participate in the development of a new variety. In PPB programs farmers play a more important role than in conventional plant breeding (CPB). Both PPB and CPB are based on the same scientific background and are not mutually exclusive. This tool describes how to organize a PPB programme in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and vegetatively propagated crops, how to design the trials, collect, organize and analyse the data, and eventually how to use and share the information generated by a PPB. The manual is addressed to all those involved in planning and implementing participatory breeding activities. This includes research centres, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmer associations and government extension officials.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Participative plant breeding programs bring farmers back to variety selection
What problem does the tool address?:World food supply depends on few cultivated varieties. This has lead to a reduction of the agro-biodiversity.
What solution does the tool offer?:Participatory plant breeding introduce more actors into the variety selection process. This leads to an enhanced agro-biodiversity.
Country:Lebanon
Type of Practice Tool:Books & reports
Theme:Crop specific
Keywords:arable farming, plant breeding
Keywords:arable farming, plant breeding
Agrovoc keywords:
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Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishplant breedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5956
Englishcropping systemshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
Englishcropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1972
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > OK-Net Arable
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Sumption, Mr PD
ID Code:32587
Deposited On:20 Mar 2018 10:56
Last Modified:23 Jan 2019 11:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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