- wait-and-see principle
- a reactive method of dealing with the environment that places the burden
of proof on those who would conserve. (Opposite: the precautionary
- an index of well-being.
- wide crossing
- in plant breeding this refers to the process of undertaking a cross where one parent is from outside the immediate genepool of the other,
i.e. landrace or primitive line crossed with a modern cultivar.
- wild relative
- plant or animal species that are taxonomically related to crop or
livestock species and serve as potential sources for genes in breeding of
new varieties of those crops or livestock.
- willingness to pay
- is the amount an individual is willing to pay to acquire some good or
service. This may be elicited from stated or revealed preference
- willingness to accept
- is the amount of compensation an individual is willing to take in
exchange for giving up some good or service. This may be elicited from
stated or revealed preference approaches. [GBA]
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