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Resources 2013, 2(3), 204-212; doi:10.3390/resources2030204

European Hazelnut and Almond Genetic Resources: Safeguard and Traditional Uses

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Via Anguillarese No. 301, Rome 00123, Italy
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Received: 4 June 2013 / Revised: 19 July 2013 / Accepted: 19 July 2013 / Published: 30 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Equitable and Sustainable Use of Genetic Resources)
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Abstract

The extensive worldwide interest in plant genetic resources regarding the opportunities offered by their use is clearly described by the objectives set out in both the Convention on Biological Biodiversity (CDB) and the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA). This article presents the European AGRI GEN RES SAFENUT project, including its methods and results, as an example of a resourceful strategy for reorganizing and sharing hazelnut and almond genetic resources. The project emphasizes how crucial it is to preserve not only genetic resources per se, but also the unique cultural value of the traditional and historical uses of hazelnut and almond genetic resources, which people have conserved and, in some cases, enhanced.
Keywords: SAFENUT database; traditional knowledge; local cultivars; accessions; benefit sharing SAFENUT database; traditional knowledge; local cultivars; accessions; benefit sharing
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Bacchetta, L.; Di Giovanni, B. European Hazelnut and Almond Genetic Resources: Safeguard and Traditional Uses. Resources 2013, 2, 204-212.

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