Crop Wild Relatives: A Manual of in situ Conservation
Routledge, Jun 25, 2012 - Nature - 440 pages
Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted varieties of crops that are resistant to stress, disease, drought and other factors. They will be increasingly important in allowing crops to adapt to the impacts of climate, thus safeguarding future agricultural production. Until recently, the main conservation strategy adopted for CWR has been ex situ - through the maintenance of samples as seed or vegetative material in various kinds of genebank or other facilities. Now the need to conserve CWR in their natural surroundings (in situ) is increasingly recognized. Recent research co-ordinated by Bioversity International has produced a wealth of information on good practices and lessons learned for their effective conservation. This book captures the important practical experiences of countries participating in this work and describes them for the wider conservation community. It includes case studies and examples from Armenia, Bolivia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan, which are important centres of diversity for crop wild relatives, and covers four geographical regions - the Caucasus, South America, Africa and the Asia-Pacific Region. It provides practical, relevant information and guidance for the scaling-up of actions targeting CWR conservation around the world.
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Crop Wild Relatives: A Manual of in Situ Conservation
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action plan Arachis Armenia assessment biodiversity conservation Bioversity International Bolivia Botanic Gardens capacity building cent Centre Chapter climate change collection communities conservation actions conservation of CWR conservation status conservation strategy countries crop wild relatives cryopreservation CWR conservation CWR species Danny Hunter database distribution Dulloo ecogeographic survey ecological ecosystems endangered ensure ex situ conservation flora Ford-Lloyd forest Forestry gene genebanks genetic conservation genetic diversity genetic reserves germplasm habitat herbarium identified implementation important indigenous Institute invasive species involved IPGRI Ipomoea Iriondo IUCN IUCN Red List Madagascar Malus sieversii management plan Maxted monitoring National Park natural ofthe organizations partners partnership Plant Genetic Resources populations priority programmes Project countries protected area management protected areas recovery plans seeds selected situ conservation Solanum Source Sri Lanka stakeholders sustainable target species taxa taxon threats tion UNEP/GEF CWR Project Uzbekistan Vasconcellea Website wild species