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Self Seed Production by Farmers Protect Their Rights and Enhance Their Sovereignty

Version 1 : Received: 16 July 2020 / Approved: 17 July 2020 / Online: 17 July 2020 (15:22:09 CEST)

How to cite: Kushwaha, U. Self Seed Production by Farmers Protect Their Rights and Enhance Their Sovereignty. Preprints 2020, 2020070390 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0390.v1). Kushwaha, U. Self Seed Production by Farmers Protect Their Rights and Enhance Their Sovereignty. Preprints 2020, 2020070390 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202007.0390.v1).

Abstract

Farmer’s right and their sovereignty is an important issue related with intellectual property rights and agrobiodiversity management. To boost farmer’s right, a conceptual hypothesis is proposed where they choose either a new high yielding variety or the existing one and apply conventional breeding approaches to select the seed for next years in their own fields. Although farmers produce seeds traditionally from several years, they have not been guided with scientific discipline to produce sufficient amount of quality seeds. This new concept suggests trained farmers can use breeding approaches to produce quality seed for their own use.

Subject Areas

Farmer’s right; food sovereignty; seed production system; conventional breeding

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Comment 1
Received: 22 July 2020
Commenter: Nyasa
The commenter has declared there is no conflict of interests.
Comment: I read the paper and looks sound. It emphasize farmers participation in seed production in their own field.
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