A new technical bulletin has recently been released by Bioversity that looks at European landraces.
The authors first establish the context of European landrace diversity conservation and use; and reviews how landrace inventories can be generated, using practical examples of such inventories for European countries. They also provide specific case studies of the on farm management of landraces; and exemplars of how landrace use has been and might be further promoted within a European agricultural context.
The tome includes discussions of why we still need landraces, the current conservation status of European landraces, a review of the threats to on farm management of landraces and the opportunities for future landrace cultivation. The authors conclude with a proposal for a European on farm conservation and landrace management strategy that will both ensure the systematic conservation of landrace diversity and promote its sustainable use.
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