Conservation of Genetic Resources - Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Edited by D Virchow
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. The contents are as follows:
Hardcover 243 pages ISBN 9783540653431
- Genetic Resources: Status, Development, Losses, and Conservation
- 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
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