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Plant Breeding with Farmers – a Technical Manual, ICARDA, Aleppo, Syria.
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There is increasing interest in participatory plant breeding (PPB), both in developing and in developed countries. While there is a conspicuous body of literature in the form of both scientific papers and books, this manual aims to provide a source of information on how to implement a PPB programme on the ground, with the purpose of encouraging scientists to start such programmes. The manual is addressed to all those involved in planning and implementing participatory breeding activities. This includes research centres, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), farmer associations and government extension officials This manual presents some background on PPB and on participatory variety selection (PVS), but is mostly devoted to providing the reader with as much detailed technical information on the different aspects involved in successfully starting and conducting a PPB programme. The manual fills a gap by making available in one document diverse information that is otherwise scattered in several different publications. The manual shows clearly that there are no major technical difficulties in transforming a conventional breeding programme into a participatory programme. In fact, many of the principles and techniques described in this manual apply equally well to conventional plant breeding programmes. Readers are encouraged to submit their comments, corrections or criticism to improve future versions of the manual. The objectives of this manual are to: • Introduce the reader to the concepts and methodologies of plant breeding in general, and to participatory plant breeding in particular; • Take the user through the main steps in designing and implementing participatory breeding programmes in various crops; • Provide examples of data collection and data analysis for various types of experimental designs; and • Discuss key issues in participatory plant breeding, such as variety release, seed production and impact. The manual draws heavily on ICARDA’s experience in conducting participatory breeding programmes in Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen. However, efforts have been made to highlight a number of general principles that entitle a research programme to be called “participatory”. Inputs and perspectives from interested readers are welcome. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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