obstacles in conserving biodiversity, crop improvement and managing the natural resources: Analysed in a new book Custodians of Biodiversity
This interesting book outlines the policy mechanisms that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge at both the national and international level.
The book also addresses the many obstacles that indigenous communities come up against with regards to conserving biodiversity, crop improvement and managing the natural resources that make up a great part of their livelihoods. In particular these themes are addressed within the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. (ITPGRFA).