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Seeds for Diversity and Inclusion

Agroecology and Endogenous Development

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Contributes to a more nuanced debate around seed system resilience

  • Goes beyond the dominant dichotomous conceptualization of seed governance

  • Critically examines the seed system through case studies of seed governance practices found in and around Japan

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction: Thinking About Seeds

    • Michel Pimbert
    Pages 1-19Open Access
  3. Seed System Dynamics and Crop Diversity of Chinbaung in Myanmar

    • Mami Nagashima, Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Mya Shew, Ohm Mar Saw, Min San Tein, Makoto Kawase et al.
    Pages 91-105Open Access
  4. Evolutionary Populations for Sustainable Food Security and Food Sovereignty

    • Salvatore Ceccarelli, Stefania Grando, Maedeh Salimi, Khadija Razavi
    Pages 121-136Open Access
  5. Adding Value to a Scottish Rye Landrace: Collaborative Research into New Artisanal Products

    • Stan Blackley, David McVey, Maria Scholten, Adam Veitch
    Pages 137-148Open Access

About this book

This open access book will contribute to a more nuanced debate around seed system resilience that goes beyond the dominant dichotomous conceptualization of seed governance often characterized as traditional vs modern, subsistence vs commercial, or local vs global. While reflecting on the expanding oligopoly in the current seed system, the authors argue that such classifications limit our ability to critically reflect on and acknowledge the diverse approaches through which seed governance is practiced around the world, at various scales, creating a mosaic of dynamic complementarities and autonomies.  The authors also highlight the importance of this much needed dialogue through case studies of seed governance approaches and practices found in and around Japan. 


Editors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Economics, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan

    Yoshiaki Nishikawa

  • CAWR, Coventry University, Coventry, UK

    Michel Pimbert

About the editors

Yoshiaki Nishikawa is Professor of Agricultural Economics and Resource Management in the Faculty of Economics, Ryukoku University, established in 1639 based on the spirit of the true teaching of Pure Land Buddhism (Jodo Shinshu) in Kyoto, Japan. His research interests cover institutional aspects of crop genetic resources management, participatory agricultural research and inter-civic relations. 


Michel Pimbert is Professor of Agroecology and Food Politics as well as Director of the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, UK. He was formerly a member of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition of the Committee on World Food Security at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Seeds for Diversity and Inclusion

  • Book Subtitle: Agroecology and Endogenous Development

  • Editors: Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Michel Pimbert

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-89405-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-89404-7Published: 13 February 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-89405-4Published: 12 February 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIX, 199

  • Number of Illustrations: 7 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Ecology, Geography, general, Food Science

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