Conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture
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Luchetti D, Dulloo E, Asfaw A, Collette L. 2013. Conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources for food and agriculture. In: Climate-Smart Agriculture Source Book. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). P. 171-189
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/52021
Internet URL: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/29098
This module describes the nature of genetic resources for food and agriculture and outlines why these resources are essential for climate-smart agriculture. After a brief description of the expected impacts of climate change on genetic resources for food and agriculture, the module highlights their role in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Examples from around the world are used to demonstrate how the conservation and use of the rich genetic diversity of plants and animals both between and within species used for food and agriculture can benefit present and future generations.