Seeds, Needs and Diversity: Assessing the Patterns of Seed Demand and Supply: The Case of Sorghum and Wheat in the Hararghe Region of Ethiopia

Valuing Crop Biodiversity:on-Farm Genetic Resources and Economic Change (2005)

Posted: 9 Jan 2019

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Paul Winters

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

Romina Cavatassi

IFAD

Leslie Lipper

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

This book examines the challenges faced by farmers trying to maintain crop biodiversity in developing and transitional economies. Using a collection of empirical case studies of farmers and crop scientists across a range of agricultural economies and income levels, it presents economic tools and methods for valuing and managing crop biodiversity. It discusses the economic benefits of crop biodiversity for farmers and suggests ways in which crop biodiversity can be supported by national policies. The book provides an indispensable 'tool kit' for all those concerned with the development of strategies to facilitate sustainable management and conservation of crop genetic diversity for future generations.

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Suggested Citation

Winters, Paul and Cavatassi, Romina and Lipper, Leslie, Seeds, Needs and Diversity: Assessing the Patterns of Seed Demand and Supply: The Case of Sorghum and Wheat in the Hararghe Region of Ethiopia (2005). Valuing Crop Biodiversity:on-Farm Genetic Resources and Economic Change (2005), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3307462

Paul Winters (Contact Author)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) ( email )

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Rome, 00142
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Romina Cavatassi

IFAD ( email )

Via Paolo di Dono
Rome, 00142
Italy

Leslie Lipper

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN ( email )

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
Rome, Lazio 00100
Italy

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