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Conservation of Genetic Resources: Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture / Edition 1
     

Conservation of Genetic Resources: Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture / Edition 1

by Detlef Virchow
 

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ISBN-10: 3540653430

ISBN-13: 2903540653430

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Over the past decade the importance of natural resources for sustainable agricultural development has been increasingly discussed at international forums and conferences. Aside from the sustainable management of soil, water, and air, it now seems to be accepted that the sustainable management of genetic resources is one of the four indispensable preconditions for a

Overview

Over the past decade the importance of natural resources for sustainable agricultural development has been increasingly discussed at international forums and conferences. Aside from the sustainable management of soil, water, and air, it now seems to be accepted that the sustainable management of genetic resources is one of the four indispensable preconditions for a sustainable agriculture. The discussion on conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA), however, has to reflect the costs of conservation as well. These have not yet been discussed intensively. The study analyzes the conservation costs of plant genetic resources; it also assesses the effectiveness of conservation and the efficiency of the different conservation instruments. It is based on extensive surveys in relevant countries. Following the detailed cost and impact analysis, the results show that the effectiveness of conservation strategies may be increased.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2903540653430
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
243

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Genetic Resources: Status, Development, Losses, and Conservation Management.- Economic Framework of Conservation.- Institutional Frameworks for the Exchange and Utilization of PGRFA.- Conservation Costs of PGRFA.- Two Examples of PGRFA Conservation Systems: India and Germany.- Conclusions for PGRFA Conservation Policy and Further Research Issues.- Summary.- Appendix.- References.

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