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This report is based upon experiences and data rom the FAO-LinKS project. Sabine Guendel, asenior scientist, compiled the key ndings rom the LinKS studies with other literature resources.Tom Osborn rom the FAO Seed and Plant Genetic Resources Service provided extensive comments.Regina Laub rom the FAO Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division provided technical inputand guidance, and supervised the production o the report. Allison Loconto and Brett Shapiro,consultants, edited the report.All rights reserved. Reproduction and dissemination o material in this inormation product oreducational or other non-commercial purposes are authorized without any prior written permissionrom the copyright holders provided the source is ully acknowledged. Reproduction o materialin this inormation product or resale or other commercial purposes is prohibited without writtenpermission o the copyright holders. Applications or such permission should be addressed to theChie, Electronic Publishing Policy and Support Branch, Communication Division, FAO, Viale delleTerme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy or by e-mail to email@example.com© FAO 2008The designations employed and the presentation o material in this inormation product do not implythe expression o any opinion whatsoever on the part o the Food and Agriculture Organization o the United Nations concerning the legal or development status o any country, territory, city or areaor o its authorities, or concerning the delimitation o its rontiers or boundaries.