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Integrating Genetic Resource Conservation and Sustainable Development into Strategies to Increase the Robustness of Seed Systems

This article introduces a framework for analysing seed supply strategies by considering principles of agrobiodiversity conservation, formal and informal seed systems, market and service orientation, and the strengthening of local institutions.Food security is again at the top of the global agenda. A second green revolution adapting the strategies of the previous revolution to current circumstances and contexts has been proposed.This framework is used to analyze strategies for supporting small-scale farmers’ seed supply. By presenting a coherent and non-conflicting framework, the seemingly contradictory forces of increasing food production and conserving agro-biodiversity can be reconciled.

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