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Potato breeding in the Netherlands: successful collaboration between farmers and commercial breeders.

Almekinders, C.; Mertens, L.; Loon, van, J. and Lammerts van Bueren, E.T. (2016) Potato breeding in the Netherlands: successful collaboration between farmers and commercial breeders. Farming Matters: special issue on Access and Benefit Sharing, April 2016, april, pp. 34-37.

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Access and benefit sharing of plant genetic resources is a crucial but very complex, political and legalistic matter. Does the formal system work for family farmers? As we see in this special issue of Farming Matters, co-produced with Bioversity International, it poses many challenges and Farmers' Rights are rarely implemented in national law. At the same time, farmers around the world are leading successful initiatives for access and benefit sharing. In this special issue of Farming Matters also an article of the Bioimpuls potato breeding project was included: In the Netherlands a new PPB initiative called BioImpuls emerged in 2010, which engages organic potato farmers in a search to develop late blight-resistant vari-eties for the organic sector. .


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Keywords:bioversity, Bioimpuls, potato breeding, farming, access, Benefit Sharing
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
Deposited By: Broekhuizen, Dr Roelinka
ID Code:36940
Deposited On:23 Dec 2019 08:46
Last Modified:23 Dec 2019 08:46
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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