Agrobiodiversity & Agroecology

(ISSN: 2564-4653; CODEN: AAGGCI; DOI: 10.33002/aa) is an international, scientific double blind peer-reviewed open access journal published half-yearly (in June and December) online by The Grassroots Institute in partnership with University of Lucian Blaga of Sibiu (Romania) and Fondacija Alica (Bosnia & Herzegovina).

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The objective of our journal Agrobiodiversity & Agroecology is to explore variety of concepts, practices and implications in emerging scientific fields within combined and integrated domain of Agrobiodiversity (or Agricultural Biodiversity) and Agroecology. This journal aims at creating an opportunity for presenting different research from all parts of the world that facilitate the dialogue across different disciplines and various actors for capitalizing on different kind of knowledges. This journal is inclusive by giving the opportunity to: (i) researcher from the South to publish in a journal without any fees for the open-access, and (ii) farmers' organizations and NGOs to be represented as co-authors with researchers for presenting together their viewpoints on the research.

VOLUME 03, ISSUE 01 (JUNE 2023)

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M – 00346Research Article

Identifying Drought Tolerant Finger Millet Landraces for the Hills of Nepal

Krishna Hari Ghimire*1, Madhav Prasad Pandey2, Surya Kanta Ghimire3, Hira Kaji Manandhar4, Bal Krishna Joshi5

1National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, & Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal. Email: | ORCID:

2Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal.

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3Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal.

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4Department of Plant Pathology, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal.

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5National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center, Nepal Agricultural Research Council, Nepal.

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M – 00347Research Article

The Drivers of Changes in the State of Agrobiodiversity

Bal Krishna Joshi*1, Devendra Gauchan2, Pashupati Chaudhary3, Kamal Aryal4, Ram Krishna Shrestha5

1National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center, Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), Khumaltar, Nepal.

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2Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Khumaltar, Nepal.

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3Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Phyathai Bangkok 10400, Thailand.

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4International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Khumaltar, Nepal.

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5Crop Development and Agrobiodiversity Conservation Center, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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