On-farm management of agricultural biodiversity in Nepal
Sthapit, B.; Shrestha, P.; Upadhyay, M. (eds.)
Bioversity International, Nepal; Local Initiative for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), Pokhara, Kaski (Nepal); Agriculture Botany Division, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) Khumaltar, Lalitpur (Nepal), 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-9937-8145-3-9

The book includes a set of community-based management practices of agricultural biodiversity, such as: analysis of the amount and distribution of local crop diversity and farmer’s rationale of such distribution; documenting traditional knowledge and diversity inventory using community biodiversity registers, and community seed banks to serve as a local institution to store local germplasm and knowledge and as a platform of social learning. Such platform is used to blend traditional and scientific knowledge, in order to improve local crop diversity through participatory landrace enhancement or participatory crop improvement, and to increase demand of local crop diversity by value addition and marketing interventions. Download the book [pdf] …