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Direct sale as a means for promoting the sustainable use of plant genetic resources: The case of the Tuscany Region

Direct sale as a means for promoting the sustainable use of plant genetic resources: The case of the Tuscany Region

Naziri, Diego ORCID: 0000-0002-8078-5033 (2009) Direct sale as a means for promoting the sustainable use of plant genetic resources: The case of the Tuscany Region. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 103 (1/2). pp. 65-80. ISSN 2240-2802

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Abstract

Similarly to other Northern countries, Italy has witnessed a growth in recent years of forms of direct sale of agri-food products. These so-called short supply chains often open new opportunities for the development and conservation of rural areas which are not merely economic in nature. The case study described here presents the results of a survey conducted in the Tuscany Region the purpose of which was to understand if and how direct sale has a part to play in promoting more diversified agricultural systems and in increasing or maintaining agrobiodiversity. The support that the institutions provide for direct sale in this context can be considered as a form of implementation of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) that Italy has ratified and which obliges its contracting parties to promote a sustainable use of plant genetic resources.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in 2009. [2] The Istituto Agronomico per L'Oltremare (IAO) is a technical-scientific branch of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. [3] Copyright Notice: By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non-commercial settings. Permission to reprint in any form contributions or parts of contributions for commercial use can be given only by the Journal. [4] Published as: Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development 2009, 103 (1/2): pp. 65-80.
Uncontrolled Keywords: direct sale, plant genetic resources, in-situ conservation, ITPGRFA
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 18:05
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9769

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