Strategy for conservation and enhanced use of crop genetic resources

Gowda, C L L and Upadhyaya, H D (2005) Strategy for conservation and enhanced use of crop genetic resources. In: Proceedings of 13th International Genetic Resources Workshop on Rice Genome and Plant Genetic Resources, 22-23 August 2005, Tsukuba, Japan.

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The plant genetic resources (PGR) are finite and vulnerable for loss due to introduction of new crop cultivars in agriculture, urbanization, and natural hazards, etc. The realization of this fact led to the drafting of Convention on Biological Diversity at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. The PGR contribute enormously towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals of food security, poverty alleviation, environmental protection, and sustainable development. PGR are critical components of crop improvement efforts aimed at increasing food security - both for short-term gains as well as for long-term increase in productivity. Over the years, genebanks have been established in a number of countries and the number of accessions conserved in genebanks now exceeds the six million mark (FAO 1998).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 12:56
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 12:56
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