Participatory Plant Quality Breeding: An Ancient Art Revisited by Knowledge Sharing. The Portuguese Experience

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1.1. Participatory plant breeding and on-farm conservationSince the first domestications of wild plants about 12.000 years ago, farmers have been responsible for the development and conservation of thousands of crop landraces in hundreds of species [1]. Farmers put aside, for the next generation, a part of the harvested seed. Depending on the crop and the farmer, selection is carried out to obtain a crop answering better to the wishes of the growers and communities
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationPlant Breeding from Laboratories to Fields
EditorsSven Bode Andersen
Place of PublicationCopenhagen University, Denmark
PublisherInTech, Chapters
ISBN (Print)978-953-51-1090-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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