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Title: Analysis of information used in the management of plant genetic resources: A case study from northwestern Mato Grosso, Brazil
Authors: Vivan, Jorge Luiz
May, Peter
Cunha, Luís H.H. da
Boef, Walter Simon de
Clement, Charles Roland
Keywords: Adaptive Management
Agricultural Management
Decision Making
Functional Change
Genetic Resources
Genetic Variation
Project Management
Socioeconomic Conditions
Species Conservations
Mato Grosso
South America
Bactris Gasipaes
Issue Date: 2009
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Agroforestry Systems
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 76, Número 3, Pags. 591-604
Abstract: Evaluation and monitoring are critical to agroforestry (AFS) project management, especially if they aim to contribute to use and conservation of biodiversity and plant genetic resources. A methodology to analyze information used in decision-making processes was developed and applied in a biodiversity conservation project in the Brazilian Amazon. Quality of information gathered at landscape, AFS, species (Bactris gasipaes Kunth, both wild and cultivated varieties) and genetic diversity levels in three dimensions was analyzed. The information at the landscape level was good, while that in the organizational-institutional and socio-economic dimensions was acceptable; information gaps were serious in the genetic-ecological dimension. Ecological and economic functionality assessment based on indicators built upon reported administrative actions suggests that information related to conservation played a greater role in decision-making and management than information associated with use and development. The application of the methodology proved instrumental for enhancing efficacy of decision-making within an adaptive management approach to plant genetic resources use and conservation. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s10457-009-9202-5
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