The possibly unstable dynamic nature of farmer seed management is reflected by the 34%) of farmers who changed seed lots in order to experiment with a new type. The farmers who answered that they changed when changing parcels reflect local opinions that seed could be adapted to the conditions of a specific parcel (correlated with slope, exposure, soil type, etc.). Finally the most common reason reported was the loss of seed, and this highlights the reasons why in situ conservation may need to focus on a community, rather than individual farm-household level.

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