Promoting neglected and underutilized species through policies and legal frameworks

Noorani A., Bazile Didier, Diulgheroff Stefano, Kahane Rémi, Nono-Womdim Rémi. 2015. Promoting neglected and underutilized species through policies and legal frameworks. In : EUCARPIA International Symposium on Protein Crops : V Meeting AEL. De Ron, Antonio M. (coord.). AEL. Pontevedra : AEL, pp. 107-111. EUCARPIA International Symposium on Protein Crops, Pontevedra, Espagne, 5 May 2015/7 May 2015.

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Abstract : There is a significant increase in interest in neglected and underutilized crop species (NUS) globally, due to their high potential value nutritionally and for food security. In order to promote an enabling environment for the conservation and sustainable use of NUS, it is necessary to develop appropriate policies and legal frameworks. Essential components of these include the participation of small-scale farmers, nutritional and other food requirements of local people, and the promotion of public-private partnerships for developing new varieties and new breeding schemes of specific crops. The importance of these crops has been formally recognized in numerous policy frameworks, including in FAO's Global Plan of Action Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Second Global Plan of Action for Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The approach must be holistic to take into account efficient seed systems and value chain development, in order to promote the continuum between conservation and sustainable use, for improved livelihoods. (Résumé d'auteur)

Classification Agris : F01 - Crop husbandry
E14 - Development economics and policies
E80 - Home economics, industries and crafts

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Noorani A., FAO (ITA)
  • Bazile Didier, CIRAD-ES-UPR GREEN (CHL) ORCID: 0000-0001-5617-9319
  • Diulgheroff Stefano, FAO (ITA)
  • Kahane Rémi, CIRAD-DG-Direction générale/Service d'appui auprès des unités de recherche et des services (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0001-5492-2834
  • Nono-Womdim Rémi, FAO (ITA)

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