Albanian farmers have and continue to cultivate farmer’s bean cultivars because they are adapted to the country’s conditions and to the cultivation practice of the farmer who uses low levels of chemical fertilizers in beans. But, in the current conditions, the landraces are at risk of genetic erosion due to socio-economic changes. Therefore, our concern and obligation is to preserve the common bean farmer’s cultivars, not only to be cultivated but also to be used in genetic improvement programs. This was the aim of this study through which to know the genetic variation of the farmer’s cultivars in order to increase the effectiveness of the genetic improvement programs of this plant of great value to the people. In the study, 40 accessions (farmer’s cultivars) collected in the northeastern and eastern areas of Albania and stored in the Albanian Genetic Bank were taken.
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