ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Drought, Development and Desertification

they will discover that virtually all of their rescued indigenous wheat varieties can only be obtained from the United States. In fact, according to the US National Academy of Science, collection programmes are currently oriented to the needs of the developed countries." In fact instances have been reported, from Kenya and Libya for instance, of plant varieties being taken out to the developed countries, and later, when the indigenous varieties had become extinct in their home countries, these countries having to pay for obtaining their seeds in a commercial purchase.

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