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Agrobiodiversity zones and the register of native crops in Peru: Learning from ourselves

Ruiz, Manuel (2009):
Agrobiodiversity zones and the register of native crops in Peru: Learning from ourselves
(La Paz, Peru: Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental and Bioversity International)

Summary

This book presents and reflects upon two experiences which have sought to revalue biodiversity in Peru. Firstly, it analyzes how the idea of Agrobiodiversity Zones developed over time. These zones are created to conserve and maintain centres of cultivated genetic diversity as well as the cultural interaction with small farmers. Secondly, an analysis is undertaken regarding the national registry for native crops, which was established as a policy and legal tool to further revalue and protect national biodiversity in what was seen as a highly competitive and interconnected world. For this purpose the book presents a review of the national process that created the registry. It also reflects upon the principles and rationale which led to the development of both the zones and the registry.

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