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Lammerts van Bueren, E.T. 2016. Enhancing resilience through plant breeding requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach. p. 133-134. In: Proceedings of the 8th Organic Seed Growers Conference. Corvallis, Oregon. February 4 - 6.

Number of pages: 2

Type of document: Conference Paper

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Prof. dr. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren Ph.D.


Language of document: English

Title in English: Enhancing resilience through plant breeding requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.

Abstract / summary in English:

Breeding in the organic sector is not only a technical activity improving certain desired variety traits but breeding priorities are also determined by the organizational system based on cultural values anchored in specific socio-economic and legal constructions. So, if we want to stimulate breeding for a regionally diverse assortment of varieties of crops that both enhances short-term needed productivity and long-term improved resilience within the frame of the organic principles of health, ecology, fairness and care, we will need to address both the technical and organizational aspects in an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.


Keywords in English: organic farming, plant breeding, future perspectives, asoortment, socio-economics, productivity, ecology
Enhancing resilience through plant breeding requires an integrated and  interdisciplinary approach.