Assessing the social and economic value of germplasm and crop improvement as a climate change adaptation strategy: Samoa and Vanuatu case studies

This case study discusses the cost benefit assessment of germplasm conservation and crop improvement as a climate change adaptation strategy by focusing on two different approaches. The report presents the findings of two detailed studies:

• Utilizing regional and national germplasm collections as a climate change adaptation strategy: a reactive response to taro leaf blight (TLB) in Samoa

• Broadening the genetic base of root crops in Vanuatu: a proactive climate change adaptation strategy

This report was supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Pacific Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) program.

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