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The International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) is an autonomous international scientific organization, supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). IPGRI's mandate is to advance the conservation and use of genetic diversity for the well-being of present and future generations. IPGRI's headquarters is based(More)
BiofortiWcation, the focus of the HarvestPlus program of the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR), represents a potentially powerful tool to increase dietary intake of essential nutrients in staple foods. This paper evaluates the compatibility of biofortiWcation with the preferred option of dietary diversiWcation and its(More)
BACKGROUND There are few publications on the use and diversity of wild leafy vegetables (WLVs) in Morocco. In order to address this gap, we conducted ethnobotanical field work in Taounate, Azilal and El House regions. METHODS Ethnobotanical collections, free listing, qualitative interviews and a 7 day food frequency questionnaire. RESULTS More than 30(More)
Agriculture may be viewed as a gamble, wherein human society moves increasingly towards a bifurcated biological world: one part specialised in a small number of varieties attuned to high productivity and the other specialised in the maintenance of diversity. This is a gamble in that the widespread existence of genetic diversity has been one part of the(More)
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