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Conservation of Genetic Resources: Costs and Implications for a Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

By: Detlef Virchow

243 pages, 28 figs, 31 tabs


Hardback | Dec 1999 | #94118 | ISBN: 3540653430
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This book, based on extensive surveys in relevant countries, analyses the conservation costs of plant genetic resources and assesses the effectiveness of conservation.


Introduction.- Genetic Resources: Status, Development, Losses, and Conservation Management.- Economic Framework of Conservation.- Institutional Frameworks for the Exchange and Utilization of PGRFA.- Conservation Costs of PGRFA.- Two Examples of PGRFA Conservation Systems: India and Germany.- Conclusions for PGRFA Conservation Policy and Further Research Issues.- Summary.- Appendix.- References.

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