International conference - Agro-biodiversity for Development in North Africa: Role of Plant Genetic Resources in People’s Livelihood - September 2004

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Ending date
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Summary
Emerging trends directly related to the broadening of Agrobiodiversity and its sustainable conservation and use include the increasing attention of consumers towards environmental friendly agriculture (biological, biodynamic agriculture) and under utilized and neglected species including medicinal plants, source of herbal remedies for more than 80% of the world's population. In addition to improve nutritional security and health, these group of species contribute as well to improve local economies, maintain cultural traditions and are particularly beneficial to the rural poor and fragile social groups for whom they represent a unique asset. Experiences in these fields need to be scaled up, and streamlined to reach local communities and other user Groups.

Organization
IPGRI, INRAA, ICARDA

File type
Word

File size
310 Kb

Topic
BIOLOGY

Related topics
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNOBOTANY, MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Keywords
awareness, biotechnology, breeding-plant, collection, conservation-ex situ/ off farm, genetic diversity as resource

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International conference - Agro-biodiversity for Development in North Africa: Role of Plant Genetic Resources in People’s Livelihood - September 2004


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