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Cambodia, especially Mondulkiri province, is rich in PGRFA. Local traditional crop varieties ( landraces) known to be under-utilized have not been completely replaced with improved varieties. Therefore, this province may still harbour primitive landraces and wild relatives of many different crops and other genetic resources that evolved in Cambodia. High genetic diversity of these crop plants in cultivated and wild related forms can be found abundantly in this region making it a biodiversity hotspot in Cambodia. However, the role of underutilized crops is often ignored or underestimated by crops researchers, planners and policy makers, donor agencies, public and private investors, extension services and economists.

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Field Value
Document type Advocacy and promotional materials
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Mekong Institute Working Paper No 2, 2012
  • Biodiversity
  • Crop products and commodities
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright Yes
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Mekong Institute based at Khon Kaen University in Northeast Thailand.

Version / Edition 1.0
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Mekong Institute or Ra Thorng

Author (individual) Ra Thorng
Co-author (individual) Chao,Sophie
Publication place Khon Kaen
Publisher Mekong Institute
Publication date 2012
Pagination viii, 49p
General note

map. tables.

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Date modified November 26, 2015, 06:34 (UTC)