Genetic diversity, farmer experimentation and crop research
Local crop diversity in the South is being threatened by the promotion of modern 'high-yield' varieties. These worldwide case studies show the importance of small-scale farmers and local communities to maintaining crop diversity.
|2 Harvesting and preservation|
|3 Mechanical and economic considerations|
|4 Housing in general|
|5 Floors and foundations|
|6 Walls, doors and windows|
|7 Roofs and ceilings|
|10 Concrete reinforcement|
|11 Woven bamboo|
|Case study - Construction of bamboo houses in Costa Rica|
|References and sources of further information|
Walter de Boef
Walter de Boef is a plant breeder by training, with a strong emphasis on plant genetic resources and links to social sciences. He is currently international coordinator of the Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation Programme based at the Centre for Genetic Resouces, the Netherlands.
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