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Seeding the Green Future - Participatory organic cotton breeding

Messmer, Monika M.; Raghuwanshi, Shivraj; Ramprasad, Sana; Verma, Rajeev; Joshi, Tanay; Deshmukh, Surendr; Ashok, Kumar; Vikram, Raghuwanshi; Adinath, Paslawar; Mondal, Ashis; Shastry, Prakash; Ambatipudi, Arun; Vonzun, Seraina and Riar, Amritbir (2018) Seeding the Green Future - Participatory organic cotton breeding. In: Proceedings of the DIVERSIFOOD Congress 2018, "Cultivating Diversity and Food Quality", 12-12 December 2018, Rennes, France, p. 94.

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BackgroundWorldwide, India is the most important country for organic cotton production with 67% market share. In India, organic cotton production is challenged by 95% genetically modified (GM) cotton cultivation.Public breeding and seed multiplication were neglected and local non-GM seeds supply were eroded. With the continuous growth of the organic market it is important to maintain non-GM germplasm, to enlarge the offer of organic cultivars with a better performance that meet the demand of the market, and to rebuild the seed sovereignty of organic smallholder cotton farmers. Participatory breeding of Gossypiumhirsutumand traditionalG. arboreumcotton offers a great opportunity for developing locally adapted cultivars for increasing genetic diversity.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Seeding Green Future, SGF, organic cotton, plant breeding, Baumwolle, Indien, FiBL65141, participatory breeding, DIVERSIFOOD
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > India
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Diversifood
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding > Plant breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org/de/projektdatenbank/projektitem/project/1449.html, http://www.diversifood.eu/events/diversifood-final-congress/
Deposited By: Messmer, Dr. Monika
ID Code:34838
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 17:19
Last Modified:15 Dec 2020 10:05
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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