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Challenges in Maintaining Ex-Situ Field Gene Banks of Orchards Crops and Root Crops Seychelles. Mermedah Moustache Director Plant Genetic Resources Development Section Tel: (248) 378252 / 378712 Fax: (248) 378428 Email: pgr@seychelles.net. Introduction.

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Challenges in Maintaining Ex-Situ Field Gene Banks of Orchards Crops and

Root Crops

Seychelles

Mermedah Moustache

Director

Plant Genetic Resources Development Section

Tel: (248) 378252 / 378712

Fax: (248) 378428

Email: pgr@seychelles.net


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Introduction

  • Seychelles is 4 degrees south of the equator

  • Hot, Humid, Low land tropical climate


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  • Ex-situ field gene banks lie on the coastal plateau

  • Characterised by sandy soil


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  • Conservation programme keep a variety of species

  • Varieties with different attributes are conserved


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Propagation

  • The field gene bank is used for the propagation of healthy planting material.


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Plants are sold at subsidized prices to the public


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  • Housing in the PGRFA conservation is a major limitation.


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“Every home a garden”

  • A concept for the Involvement of Civil Society in PGRFA conservation


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  • Cottage Industry development will help to encourage sustainable use and conservation of traditional neglected crops


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Thankyou


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