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Community Gene Banks Sustain Food Security and Farmers' Rights

Rani, M. Geetha (2000):
Community Gene Banks Sustain Food Security and Farmers' Rights
Biotechnology and Development Monitor, No. 41, pp. 19-22

Summary

M. Geetha Rani explores how community gene banks can be developed as a means to sustain food security and to put farmers' rights into practice.

The author points to experiences with community gene banks in India and Ethiopia, but stresses that the success of community gene banks is heavily dependent on national legal frameworks.
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