Regassa Feyissa

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Dr. Regassa Feyissa, "a physiologist and biochemist by training and is a professional in the area of genetic resources conservation and use. He worked as a germplasm conservation manager at the Plant Genetic Resources Center/Ethiopia (PGRC/E), and later as a Director of the Center, promoting the Center to the Institute of Biodiversity. Together with the earlier Director of PGRC/E, Dr. Melaku Worede, he developed the scientific basis for on-farm/ in situ conservation and enhancement as well as strategies for linking off-farm/ex situ and in situ systems for farmers' varieties (landraces), and for restoring the displaced genetic diversity. He is the founder and the Executive Director of Ethio-Organic Seed Action (EOSA), a technical NGO working on sustainable Agrobiodiversity management and use. He is also a winner of the Slow Food Award for the defense of Biodiversity." [1]

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  1. Director, ETC Group, accessed November 31, 2010.