Saving The Rice Seed


Seed is the embodiment of the agricultural revolution that fundamentally changed the way humans lived - from being nomadic hunter gatherers to sedentary cultivators. For about 10,000 years, farmers have been collecting, propagating, breeding, selecting and caring for seeds, allowing for the existence of more than a hundred thousand varieties of rice alone. These rice varieties are a precious treasure trove of agricultural biodiversity. In this article published by PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP), find out how seed biodiversity is being threatened by the reckless expansion of modern industrial agriculture around the world. Learn how farmers continue to cultivate and preserve rice varieties against such threats.

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Title: Saving The Rice Seed
Authors: PAN Asia Pacific
Tags: agricultural
biodiversity
farmers
rice varieties
agroecology
genetic engineering
Date: 30-Dec-2010
Publisher: PAN Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/436
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/rs_savingthericeseed.pdf
Category Type: Articles
Appears in Sub-Collections:Biodiversity

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