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Collective action for the conservation of on-farm genetic diversity in a center of crop diversity: an assessment of the role of traditional farmers' networks
(IFPRI; CGIAR; CIMMYT, 2005)
This project explored the possible role of collective action among small-scale farmers in managing and maintaining genetic resources in a center of crop diversity. It focused on the local institutions that ensure the supply ...
Impact of improved maize germplasm on poverty alleviation: the case of Tuxpeño-Derived materials in Mexico
This study documents the use of improved maize germplasm by poor small-scale farmers in lowland tropical Mexico and how it contributes to their well-being. To this end, the direct adoption of improved varieties and their ...
Analysis of participatory research projects in the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Through a survey of scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in 2004, this study assessed the extent to which participatory methods had been used by the center, how they were perceived ...
Identifying appropriate germplasm for participatory breeding: an example from the central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
Identifying the appropriate germplasm to be improved is a key component of any participatory breeding effort because of its implications for impacts on social welfare and genetic diversity. This paper describes a method ...
Quantitative analysis of data from participatory methods in plant breeding
Although participatory plant breeding (PPB) is gaining greater acceptance worldwide, the techniques needed to analyze the data from participatory methodologies in the context of plant breeding are still not well known or ...
Social relations and seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico
This paper explores social arrangements associated with seed transactions among smallscale maize farmers in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico, a centre of crop genetic diversity. A formal seed distribution system has ...
Demand and supply of crop infraspecific diversity on farms: towards a policy framework for on-farm conservation
Interest is increasing worldwide in on-farm conservation as a component of a strategy to conserve crop genetic resources. On-farm conservation may require outside support to small-scale farmers in areas of crop domestication ...
Linking global and local approaches to agricultural technology development: the role of participatory plant breeding research in the CGIAR
This paper describes the current state of international plant breeding research and explains why centralized approach to germplasm improvement, so successful in the past, is being transformed by decentralized local breeding ...