The recognition of in situ conservation as a strategy by the Convention on Biological Diversity inspired a number of global programmes. In 1995, Bioversity International (then known as the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute), together with partners in nine countries – Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Hungary, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Turkey and Vietnam – began to implement a global programme entitled ‘Strengthening the scientific basis of in situ conservation of agrobiodiversity’. The programme aimed to contribute to achieving a better understanding on where, when and how in situ conservation of agrobiodiversity can be successful; what factors influence in situ conservation; and how this information both directly and indirectly adds value to diversity in terms of social, economic, environmental and genetic benefits (Sthapit and Jarvis, 2005).
|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||8|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Mar 2013|