How to Promote Agrobiodiversity and Sustainable Agroecosystems

By Magdalena Prieler and François Meienberg In recent years, many position papers, strategies and guidelines have been adopted at global, regional and national levels, all of which aim to promote agrobiodiversity. There is a consensus that we should conserve crop diversity and increase its sustainable use to: preserve genetic resources for future breeding and direct...

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