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The dynamics of farmers' maize seed supply practices in the central valleys of Oaxaca, Mexico

Author: Badstue, L.B.
Author: Bellon, M.R.
Author: Berthaud, J.
Author: Ramirez, A.
Author: Flores, D.
Author: Juarez, X.
Year: 2007
Abstract: What are the organizing principles that underlie and help shape farmers’ seed supply practices in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca? And what are the implications of these practices for maize genetic diversity and the introduction of improved varieties? Local maize seed supply was studied using both qualitative and quantitative methods and a series of factors that influence local seed supply was analyzed. Together they constitute a set of flexible and dynamic practices, which embrace both conservation and innovation aspects. Implications for on-farm conservation and introduction of improved varieties are discussed
Language: English
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Type: Article
Country focus: Mexico
Region: North America
Pages: 1579-1593
Issue: 9
Journal: World Development
Volume: 35
Keywords: Latin America
Keywords: Mexico
Keywords: Maize
Keywords: social seed system
Keywords: on-farm conservation
Agrovoc: MAIZE
Agrovoc: SEEDS
Agrovoc: FARMERS
Access Level: Restricted Access

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  • Maize
    Maize breeding, phytopathology, entomology, physiology, quality, and biotech
  • Socioeconomics
    Including topics such as farming systems, markets, impact & targeting, innovations, and GIS

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