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Documentation of farmer's crops conservation practices through a participatory methodology

The overall objective of this study is to collect landraces for conservation, investigate and document traditional farming practices with regard to the conservation of genetic resources of local crops in Namibia, in order to develop strategies for on-farm conservation.

On-farm conservation of indigenous land races of pearl millet, sorghum, locally adapted legumes and cucurbits, considers the reasons why local farmers keep growing these land races, where they come from and how much genetic diversity they contain. This project will also promote the on-farm conservation of land races that are adapted to Namibia's climatic conditions as these genetic resources form the basis of plant breeding projects.

Ms Remmie Hilukwa

202 2010