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dc.contributor.authorPoudel, Diwakar
dc.contributor.authorSthapit, Bhuwon
dc.contributor.authorSherstha, Pratap
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Biodiversity 2015, Volume 2015, Article ID 312621, 13 pagesnb_NO
dc.descriptionCopyright © 2015 Diwakar Poudel et al.This is an open access article distributed underthe Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractSocial seed systems are important for the maintenance of crop genetic diversity on farm. This is governed by local and informal system in the community through a farmers’ network. This paper analyses these local seed systems through application of social network analysis tools and mappings and examines the network member and its stability over space and time in a small rice farming community in Nepal. NetDraw software is used for data analysis and network mapping. We found that the dynamic network structure had key role in provisioning of traditional varieties and maintaining of crop genetic diversity on farm. We identify and ascertain the key network members, constituted either as nodal or bridging (connector) farmers, occupying central position in the network who promote seed flow of local crop diversity, thus strengthening crop genetic resource diversity on farm.nb_NO
dc.publisherHindawi Publishing Corporationnb_NO
dc.titleAn Analysis of Social Seed Network and Its Contribution to On-Farm Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity in Nepalnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Biodiversitynb_NO

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