Enhancing awareness among farming communities is important within a community biodiversity management (CBM) process. Awareness-raising practices increase community participation in managing biodiversity in a systematic way by changing their present mind-set and behaviour. Enhancing awareness is also important for encouraging consumers, development workers, policy-makers and farming communities to make continued use of local crops and varieties, thereby contributing to their conservation (Rijal et al., 2000).
|Title of host publication||Community Biodiversity Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources|
|Editors||W.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen, E. O'Keeffe|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Mar 2013|