Rotational Farming and Underutilized Species

How does rotational farming contribute to the promotion of underutilized species? And what is its link with the protection of agrobiodiversity?

These and other relevant issues are the object of a paper on “The Role of Rotational Farming in Promoting Underutilized Species” which has been authored by Dr Prasert Trakansuphakon, phd and Executive Director of IKAP,  in collaboration with the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobiodiversity and Food Sovereignty, the Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research and Crops for the Future. Dr Trakansuphakon presented it at the two-day Regional Symposium on Promotion of Underutilized Indigenous Food Resources for Food Security and Nutrition in Asia and the Pacific, in Khon Kaen, Thailand, 31 May to 2 June 2012.

In the same occasion dr Trakansuphakon also organised a food exhibition with the collaboration of an indigenous chef to cater indigenous food and the participation of a woman expert on seeds for Rotational Farming that will be showcasing their genetic resources.

Here a link to a Press Release from FAO  about the Symposium

Read more about Rotational farming on PAR web site here Rotational Farming-Shifting Cultivation and Climate Change