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This is a presentation by Yiching Song, senior fellow at the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy for a side event at the 15th meeting of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, on 22 January 2015.
The event was organised by IIED, Asociacion ANDES (Peru), Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (China), Lok Chetna Manch (India) and Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
Song’s presentation presents the results of a baseline study in Guangxi and Yunnan conducted as part of the SIFOR project (Smallholder Innovation for Resilience) - including climatic changes, biodiversity trends and comparison of drought tolerance in maize landraces and hybrids, and China's Farmer Seed Network.
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