Posted by: Bioversity Library | March 3, 2010

Farmers and informal seed systems

A Bioversity publication has just been released  that discusses how farmers manage, exchange and conserve their seeds in the rural areas of Cuba, Mexico and Peru.

¿Cómo conservan los agricultores sus semillas en el trópico húmedo de Cuba, México y Perú? Experiencias de un proyecto de investigación en sistemas informales de semillas de chile, frijoles y maíz. /Hermann, M.; Amaya, K.; Latournerie, L.; Castiñeiras, L. (eds.)

This publication (in Spanish) is the result of a research project that examined how local, informal seed systems used by farmers and rural communtities  are important in protecting and maintaining the biodiversity of crops that are vital to these farmers’ livelihoods. The research focused primarily on the corn, beans and capsicum.  To read more click on the book cover:

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