All around seeds
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CTA. 2001. All around seeds. Spore 96. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46384
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Seed Provision & Agricultural Development By R Tripp, James Currey Publishers, Oxford, 2001. 175 pp. ISBN 0 85255 420 6 GBP 14.95 Euro 24.30
For ages, farmers have developed and produced their own seeds and exchanged them with neighbours and this is still common practice. Somewhere in history, commercial companies emerged to produce and trade seeds and governments started to play a role in plant breeding, seed production and distribution too. The contemporary issues of intellectual property rights, biotechnology, biodiversity and farmers access to seeds, all entered the arena. In Seed provision, Robert Tripp analyses these developments in terms of each key player, traditional suppliers, commercial enterprises, government, aid agencies and seed projects. Each gets a chapter full of realistic and critical treatment and shows the route towards desirable management of agricultural development. The author takes you by the hand through all the controversies of seed supply. Even if you have a vast appetite for grasping the complexities of seed supply, this well-written and structured book will sate you. Seed Provision & Agricultural Development By R Tripp, James Currey Publishers, Oxford, 2001. 175 pp. ISBN 0 85255 420 6 GBP 14.95 Euro 24.30 James Currey Publishers 73 Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0BS, United Kingdom Fax: +44 1865 24 64 54 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org