Valuing local wheat landraces for agrobiodiversity conservation in Northeast Turkey

Bardsley, Douglas and Thomas, Ian (2005) Valuing local wheat landraces for agrobiodiversity conservation in Northeast Turkey. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 106 4: 407-412. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2004.08.011

Author Bardsley, Douglas
Thomas, Ian
Title Valuing local wheat landraces for agrobiodiversity conservation in Northeast Turkey
Journal name Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0167-8809
Publication date 2005-04-30
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.agee.2004.08.011
Volume 106
Issue 4
Start page 407
End page 412
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Formatted abstract
The perception of farmers, scientists and government officials regarding the conservation of a wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) landrace in a Turkish village is examined. Agricultural development and the reasons why the Northeast of Turkey is marginal in terms of wheat production are discussed. The de facto conservation of the local wheat landrace is analyzed in light of stakeholders’ opinions on agrobiodiversity conservation within the marginal agricultural community of Northeast Turkey. Marginal rural communities retain local wheat landraces because of their own interpretations of the value of these varieties. While formal opportunities for supporting farmers’ perceptions of local diversity with effective policy initiatives are available, they will require ongoing support from both international and national organisations.
Keyword Landrace
Agricultural development
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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