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000012702 037__ $$a2038
000012702 041__ $$aEnglish
000012702 100__ $$aRamprasad, V.
000012702 245__ $$aCommunity seed banks for maintaining genetic diversity
000012702 260__ $$c2007
000012702 260__ $$b
            
000012702 490__ $$aArticle
000012702 507__ $$aMFOLL
000012702 520__ $$aA community seed bank functions very much like a commercial bank. The transfers are, however, not in money but in seeds. Any inhabitant of the villages that a seed bank serves can become a member of the seed bank by paying a nominal annual fee. Seeds of food crops that are stored in the bank are provided free of charge to members of a seed bank. The member then sows the seed and after harvesting the crop, returns double the amount of seeds to the seed bank. This article describes the experiences of the GREEN Foundation in southern India. Successful results have shown that seed banks are not just a store where seeds of traditional varieties of food crops are kept for distribution to farmers. More than this, they are an important self-help strategy for maintaining genetic diversity in crop and plant species on farms.
000012702 653__ $$aagriculture
000012702 653__ $$aagrobiodiversity
000012702 653__ $$acommunity development
000012702 653__ $$agenetic diversity
000012702 653__ $$aIndia
000012702 653__ $$alocal communities
000012702 653__ $$aseed
000012702 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012702 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000012702 650__ $$aFarming systems
000012702 650__ $$aBiodiversity
000012702 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000012702 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000012702 691__ $$aFarming systems
000012702 691__ $$aBiodiversity
000012702 773__ $$pLeisa Magazine, 23.2, June 2007: http://www.ileia.org/index.php?url=show-blob-html.tpl&p[o_id]=113359&p[a_id]=211&p[a_seq]=1

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