CULTIVATING DIVERSITY

CULTIVATING DIVERSITY

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30 March 2014

Farming Matters | 30.1 |March 2014
Although mainstream agricultural policies threaten such agricultural biodiversity, in recent years many promising initiatives have been launched around the world that aim to preserve and manage agricultural biodiversity.

This issue of Farming Matters looks at these emerging initiatives and at the insights gained from the efforts to up-scale these experiences. It focuses on agricultural biodiversity from different angles, including the importance of local seeds and breeds, enabling policy landscapes, and creating resilient communities. In the International Year of Family Farming, this edition explores the close interconnection between agricultural biodiversity and family farming.

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Micronesia

From barren land to biodiverse home gardens by Murukesan Krishnapillai, Robert Gavenda

Uganda

Brazil

Seeds or grains: Breaking the dichotomy by Paulo Petersen, Luciano Silveira, Emanoel Dias Da Silva, Amaury da Silva dos Santos, Fernando Fleury Curado

Greece