REVALUING TRADITIONAL PLANTS

REVALUING TRADITIONAL PLANTS

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20 June 2016

Farming Matters | 32.2 | June 2016revaluingtradtionalplants

This issue of Farming Matters looks at the growing number of initiatives that aim to revive the potential of traditional plant species, and illustrates that these plants can strengthen resilient family farming rooted in agroecology and diversity.

Traditional plants and crops strengthen nutrition, culture and food sovereignty and thereby build resilience and resistance – for farmers, and for anyone who eats. However, they have largely been neglected in mainstream agriculture and food.

 

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India

Making millets matter in Madhya Pradesh by Ashis Mondal, Israel Oliver King, Gennifer Meldrum, Somnath Roy, Shambhavi Priyam, Sharad Mishra, Stefano Padulosi

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Lupin regains ground in Central Ecuador by Nelson Mazón, Eduardo Peralta, Elena Villacrés, Ángel Murillo

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Youth find hope in crops of their elders by Frederik van Oudenhoven