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PGR 603 IN SITU CONSERVATION OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY                                                                               (2L+1P) II

Objective
To impart knowledge about in situ/on-farm conservation of crop diversity and type of information necessary for such interventions.

Theory

UNIT I
Complementary strategies for plant biodiversity conservation.

UNIT II
In situ conservation of wild species in nature reserves, in situ conservation components, factors influencing conservation value, national plan for in situ conservation.

UNIT III
In situ conservation of agro-biodiversity on-farm: importance of on-farm conservation initiatives, overview of the types of information necessary in the design of an on-farm conservation programme.

UNIT IV
Practical design and implementation aspects of on-farm conservation.

Practicals

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