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Network Analysis of Barley Seed Flows in Tigray, Ethiopia: Supporting the Design of Strategies that Contribute to On-Farm Management of Plant Genetic Resources

The paper covers the dissemination of barley seed, and on farm management of plant genetic resources in Tigray. Tigray is a major barley growing region of Ethiopia where local varieties and local seed systems are dominant. A seed network analysis and survey was conducted to understand how seed and different varieties “flow” between villages of both seeds and varieties. Varieties disseminate informally across farms in target environments following participatory varietal selection. In addition farmers were identified as critical partners in the conservation and on farm management of plant genetic resources.