Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity

Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity
Author: Lekha Laxman,Abdul Haseeb Ansari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN 10: 9780128214411
ISBN 13: 0128214414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity: A Comparative Study of Laws and Policies focuses on the challenge of securing the ecological future of the planet and its inhabitants by exploring the Convention of Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing and WTO laws, such as SPSS, TBT GATT. This book demonstrates how the urgent problem of biodiversity loss can be addressed by challenging notions of national self-interest and security for the purpose of implementing policies that will benefit humanity and, more importantly, ensure the future of our planet. Delves into the current approaches adopted in the framework of global environmental governance Investigates the origins, operations and effects of legal regimes, policies and practices related to the conservation of biodiversity Presents a comparative study of laws and policies, providing an in-depth understanding of the factors behind the lack of success in conserving agricultural biodiversity

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity
Author: Danny Hunter,Luigi Guarino,Charles Spillane,Peter C. McKeown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1317753283
ISBN 13: 9781317753285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity Book Review:

The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has moved to the top of research and policy agendas. This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of agricultural biodiversity in a series of specially commissioned chapters. It draws on multiple disciplines including plant and animal genetics, ecology, crop and animal science, food studies and nutrition, as well as social science subjects which explore the socio-economic, cultural, institutional, legal and policy aspects of agricultural biodiversity. It focuses not only on the core requirements to deliver a sustainable agriculture and food supply, but also highlights the additional ecosystem services provided by a diverse and resilient agricultural landscape and farming practices. The book provides an indispensable reference textbook for a wide range of courses in agriculture, ecology, biodiversity conservation and environmental studies.

Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development

Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development
Author: Joseph Cooper,Leslie Lipper,David Zilberman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2006-05-27
ISBN 10: 0387254099
ISBN 13: 9780387254098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology in Economic Development Book Review:

This volume summarizes the current state of knowledge in the economic literature of management of agricultural biotechnology and biodiversity in agricultural and economic development. It identifies key issues confronting policy makers in managing biodiversity and biotechnology and provides a broad, multi-disciplinary analysis of the linkage between the two. It is especially innovative in its use of plant genetic resource management as the basis for is analysis.

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 9251312702
ISBN 13: 9789251312704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the World s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture Book Review:

The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture presents the first global assessment of biodiversity for food and agriculture worldwide. Biodiversity for food and agriculture is the diversity of plants, animals and micro-organisms at genetic, species and ecosystem levels, present in and around crop, livestock, forest and aquatic production systems. It is essential to the structure, functions and processes of these systems, to livelihoods and food security, and to the supply of a wide range of ecosystem services. It has been managed or influenced by farmers, livestock keepers, forest dwellers, fish farmers and fisherfolk for hundreds of generations. Prepared through a participatory, country-driven process, the report draws on information from 91 country reports to provide a description of the roles and importance of biodiversity for food and agriculture, the drivers of change affecting it and its current status and trends. It describes the state of efforts to promote the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for food and agriculture, including through the development of supporting policies, legal frameworks, institutions and capacities. It concludes with a discussion of needs and challenges in the future management of biodiversity for food and agriculture. The report complements other global assessments prepared under the auspices of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, which have focused on the state of genetic resources within particular sectors of food and agriculture.

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity
Author: Danny Hunter,Luigi Guarino,Charles Spillane,Peter C. McKeown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 692
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1317753291
ISBN 13: 9781317753292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Agricultural Biodiversity Book Review:

The world relies on very few crop and animal species for agriculture and to supply its food needs. In recent decades, there has been increased appreciation of the risk this implies for food security and quality, especially in times of environmental change. As a result, agricultural biodiversity has moved to the top of research and policy agendas. This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of our current knowledge of agricultural biodiversity in a series of specially commissioned chapters. It draws on multiple disciplines including plant and animal genetics, ecology, crop and animal science, food studies and nutrition, as well as social science subjects which explore the socio-economic, cultural, institutional, legal and policy aspects of agricultural biodiversity. It focuses not only on the core requirements to deliver a sustainable agriculture and food supply, but also highlights the additional ecosystem services provided by a diverse and resilient agricultural landscape and farming practices. The book provides an indispensable reference textbook for a wide range of courses in agriculture, ecology, biodiversity conservation and environmental studies.

In situ conservation of agricultural biodiversity on farm lessons learned and policy implications

In situ conservation of agricultural biodiversity on farm  lessons learned and policy implications
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bioversity International
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9290436883
ISBN 13: 9789290436881
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Agri Environmental Policies in a Transitional Economy The Value of Agricultural Biodiversity in Hungarian Home Gardens

Agri Environmental Policies in a Transitional Economy  The Value of Agricultural Biodiversity in Hungarian Home Gardens
Author: Ekin Birol, Melinda Smale, and Ágnes Gyovai
Publsiher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Comparative Study of Laws and Policies Impacting the Conservation of Biodiversity with Special Reference to Agricultural Biodiversity

A Comparative Study of Laws and Policies Impacting the Conservation of Biodiversity with Special Reference to Agricultural Biodiversity
Author: Lekha Kunju Pillai Laxman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1592
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:957283159
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Comparative Study of Laws and Policies Impacting the Conservation of Biodiversity with Special Reference to Agricultural Biodiversity Book Review:

The process of rapid development comes with a price and it is mostly done at the expense of biodiversity and general environmental degradation. The complex interrelationship between agricultural biodiversity and biotechnology as well as the conflicting institutional interplay in the international governance of the conservation and use of plant genetic resources has resulted in a trade-environment deadlock between the technologically advanced developed nations and genetically resource rich developing and least developed nations to the detriment of the collective interests of the global community. The aim of the current research is to investigate the origins, operations and effects of legal regimes, policies and practices related to conservation of biodiversity. It undertakes a comparative study of laws and policies in this area to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors behind the lack of success in conserving biodiversity in general and agricultural biodiversity in particular and explores ways in which the conflicts between the WTO Agreements and the CBD can be resolved. The research undertook a socio-legal approach utilizing a qualitative research method which predominantly relied on content analysis of provisions in the various treaties that had a bearing on conservation of biodiversity as well as decided cases, reports and studies that analyzed the implementation of these treaties. The findings of the study indicated that global governance structures such as the WTO and the CBD have to reinvent themselves in order to meet the challenges of the millennia brought about by cutting edge technologies such as modern biotechnology. The global community also must have an Ubuntu mindset i.e. unity consciousness to tackle global challenges such as biodiversity loss and global warming which threatens the wellbeing of the planet and its inhabitants. Without such a mindset, no technology, policies or laws will be able to avert the global crises which may culminate into massive extinctions and jeopardize the future of this planet. We need to ensure that our policies and laws are entrenched with ethical values promoted at the global level aimed at ensuring the wellbeing of all.

Agriculture Biodiversity and Markets

Agriculture  Biodiversity and Markets
Author: Stewart Lockie,David Carpenter
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1849774374
ISBN 13: 9781849774376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agriculture Biodiversity and Markets Book Review:

Debate about how best to ensure the preservation of agricultural biodiversity is caught in a counter-productive polemic between proponents and critics of market-based instruments and agricultural modernization. However, it is argued in this book that neither position does justice to the range of strategies that farmers use to manage agrobiodiversity and other livelihood assets as they adapt to changing social, economic, and environmental circumstances.

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean
Author: Allen Blackman,Rebecca Epanchin-Niell,Juha Siikamäki,Daniel Velez-Lopez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 1317906853
ISBN 13: 9781317906858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean Book Review:

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is exceptionally biodiverse. It contains about half of the world’s remaining tropical forests, nearly one-fifth of its coastal habitats, and some of its most productive agricultural and marine areas. But agriculture, fishing and other human activities linked to rapid population and economic growth increasingly threaten that biodiversity. Moreover, poverty, weak regulatory capacity, and limited political will hamper conservation. Given this dilemma, it is critically important to design conservation strategies on the basis of the best available information about both biodiversity and the track records of the various policies that have been used to protect it. This rigorously researched book has three key aims. It describes the status of biodiversity in LAC, the main threats to this biodiversity, and the drivers of these threats. It identifies the main policies being used to conserve biodiversity and assesses their effectiveness and potential for further implementation. It proposes five specific lines of practical action for conserving LAC biodiversity, based on: green agriculture; strengthening terrestrial protected areas and co-management; improving environmental governance; strengthening coastal and marine resource management; and improving biodiversity data and policy evaluation.

Biodiversity Conservation

Biodiversity Conservation
Author: C. A. Perrings
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401110069
ISBN 13: 9789401110068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Conservation Book Review:

This volume is one of a number of publications to carry the results of the first research programme of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science's Beijer Institute. The Institute was formed in 1991 in order to promote interdisciplinary research between natural and social scientists on the interdependency between economic and ecological systems. In its first research programme, the Biodiversity Programme, the Institute brought together a number of leading economists and ecologists to address the theoretical and policy issues associated with the current high rates of biodiversity loss in such systems - whether the result of direct depletion, the destruction of habitat, or specialisation in agriculture, forestry and fisheries. l This volume reports some of the more policy-oriented work carried out under the programme. The broad aim of the programme is to further our understanding of the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss, and to identify the options for addressing the problem. The results have turned out to be surprising to those who see biodiversity loss primarily in terms of the erosion of the genetic library. In various ways the work carried out under the programme has already begun to alter our perception of where the problem in biodiversity loss lies and what policy options are available to deal with it. Indeed, the programme has provided a powerful set of arguments for reappraising not just the economic and ecological implications of biodiversity loss, but the whole case for development based on specialisation of resource use.

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development
Author: Andreas Kontoleon,Unai Pascual,Melinda Smale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2008-10-03
ISBN 10: 1134039093
ISBN 13: 9781134039098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agrobiodiversity Conservation and Economic Development Book Review:

This book reflects current developments in the economics of agrobiodiversity and focuses its attention on the role agrobiodiversity can have for economic development. As a new and rapidly expanding subfield at the interface of environmental/ecological, agricultural and development economics, the editors and contributors to this volume provide a thorough, structured and authoritative coverage of this field. Topics covered include the economic modelling of agrobiodiversity, policy and governance solutions for the conservation of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes, contracts, markets and valuation. The authors include well-known and respected academics and researchers who have a real policy perspective into the role of agrobiodiversity and economic development. The book provides coherent and up to date coverage of the economics of in-situ agrobiodiversity conservation which is to a large extent currently absent. Though the material in the volume is primarily written for economists, its content and style are highly relevant and accessible to ecologists and conservation biologists, and to academics from other broad disciplines that are located within the areas of economics and ecology.

Diversity for Well being Making the most of agricultural biodiversity IPGRI s new strategic directions

Diversity for Well being  Making the most of agricultural biodiversity   IPGRI s new strategic directions
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Bioversity International
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9290436425
ISBN 13: 9789290436423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation
Author: Dilys Roe,Joanna Elliott,Chris Sandbrook,Matt Walpole
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-16
ISBN 10: 111842851X
ISBN 13: 9781118428511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation Book Review:

Biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation are bothimportant societal goals demanding increasing internationalattention. While they may seem to be unrelated, the internationalpolicy frameworks that guide action to address them make anexplicit assumption that conserving biodiversity will help totackle global poverty. Part of the Conservation Science andPractice Series published with the Zoological Society ofLondon, this book explores the validity of that assumption. Thebook addresses a number of critical questions: Which aspects of biodiversity are of value to the poor? Does the relationship between biodiversity and poverty differaccording to particular ecological conditions? How do different conservation interventions vary in theirpoverty impacts? How do distributional and institutional issues affect thepoverty impacts of interventions? How do broader issues such as climate change and the globaleconomic system affect the biodiversity – povertyrelationship at different scales? This volume will be of interest to policy-makers, practitionersand researchers concerned with understanding the potential -and limitations - of integrated approaches to biodiversityconservation and poverty alleviation.

Economics of Environmental Conservation

Economics of Environmental Conservation
Author: Clement Allan Tisdell
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781845428266
ISBN 13: 1845428269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economics of Environmental Conservation Book Review:

Tisdell has produced one of the best books in print about the economics of environmental conservation. This volume updates the 1991 edition by discussing more current issues, theories, developments, and analytic frameworks. Tisdell masterfully weaves into many chapters insights from ecological economics a somewhat new area of economics that cannot be ignored in informed discussions of environmental conservation. . . Tisdell writes clearly and documents each chapter extremely well. He presents a quite balanced view on policy issues, discussing pros and cons of different policies. . . Overall, an extraordinary book. Essential. Academic collections, upper-division undergraduate and up. D.D. Miller, Choice I like it alot and would certainly recommend it to students as an excellent entry point into environmental economics. It is certainly comprehensive, covering international through to local environmental issues, developed and developing country experiences across both green and brown topics. The book is written in a highly accessible style and embodies a rigorous theoretical base on which is developed a host of practical examples of application. This reflects Tisdell s wide ranging experience as one of the senior statesmen of environmental economics. Jeff Bennett, The Australian National University A second edition of this book is to be warmly welcomed. The insights it offers into the sustainable use of ecological resources, especially in developing countries, are important for those coming to the study of environmental, resource or ecological economics for the first time. While the treatment of new topics such as globalization and the Environmental Kuznets Curve adds value to the original text, the inclusion of much material from the first edition helps remind us that there is a rich and long-standing literature on this topic. Charles Perrings, University of York, UK In the second edition of Economics of Environmental Conservation Clem Tisdell applies wisdom, experience and carefully developed economic theory to dozens of conservation issues. The result is a wide ranging book that skillfully employs ecological economics to analyse conservation issues drawn often from Australia and Asia and relevant in many countries. The policy options proposed to the diverse conservation issues reflect a philosophy developed during more than thirty years research. The book is a rich source of insight and inspiration for anyone analysing environmental conservation issues. Ross Cullen, Lincoln University, New Zealand Few economists have the breadth of experience and depth of analytical capability to comment with insight on the vast array of issues that now comprise the environmental agenda. Clem Tisdell is one of that small band. Here is a welcome expansion of his already successful Economics of Environmental Conservation. Highly recommended. David Pearce, University College London, UK This fully updated and comprehensively revised edition of a classic text concentrates on the economics of conserving the living environment. It begins by covering the ethical foundations and basic economic paradigms essential for understanding and assessing ecological economics. General strategies for global environmental conservation, policies for government intervention, developing countries, preserving wildlife and biodiversity, open-access to and common property in natural resources, conservation of natural areas, forestry, agriculture and the environment, tourism, sustainable development and demographic change are also all covered. This second edition deals with contemporary environmental policy issues that can be expected to be of lasting concern and importance each chapter benefiting from either the addition of substantial sections of new material, valuable explanations or updates and revisions in light of developments in theory or world events and conditions. Updated techniques of economic analysis are also introduced, explained simply, and a

The Governance of Nature and the Nature of Governance

The Governance of Nature and the Nature of Governance
Author: Krystyna Swiderska,Dilys Roe,Linda Siegele,Maryanne Grieg-Gran
Publsiher: IIED
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1843697009
ISBN 13: 9781843697008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Custodians of Biodiversity

The Custodians of Biodiversity
Author: Manuel Ruiz,Ronnie Vernooy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-15
ISBN 10: 1136582177
ISBN 13: 9781136582172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Custodians of Biodiversity Book Review:

Globally, local and indigenous approaches to conserving biodiversity, crop improvement, and managing precious natural resources are under threat. Many communities have to deal with 'biopiracy,' for example. As well, existing laws are usually unsuitable for protecting indigenous and traditional knowledge and for recognizing collective rights, such as in cases of participatory plant breeding, where farmers, researchers and others join forces to improve existing crop varieties or develop new ones, based on shared knowledge and resources. This book addresses these issues. It outlines the national and international policy processes that are currently underway to protect local genetic resources and related traditional knowledge and the challenges these initiatives have faced. In particular these themes are addressed within the context of the Convention of Biological Diversity and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The authors broaden the policy and legal debates beyond the sphere of policy experts to include the knowledge-holders themselves. These are the 'custodians of biodiversity': farmers, herders and fishers in local communities. Their experience in sharing access and benefits to genetic resources is shown to be crucial for the development of effective national and international agreements. The book presents and analyzes this experience, including case studies from China, Cuba, Honduras, Jordan, Nepal, Peru and Syria. Copublished with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Community Biodiversity Management

Community Biodiversity Management
Author: Walter Simon de Boef,Abishkar Subedi,Nivaldo Peroni,Marja Thijssen,Elizabeth O'Keeffe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 1136474862
ISBN 13: 9781136474866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community Biodiversity Management Book Review:

The conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are issues that have been high on the policy agenda since the first Earth Summit in Rio in 1992. As part of efforts to implement in situ conservation, a methodology referred to as community biodiversity management (CBM) has been developed by those engaged in this arena. CBM contributes to the empowerment of farming communities to manage their biological resources and make informed decisions on the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity. This book is the first to set out a clear overview of CBM as a methodology for meeting socio-environmental changes. CBM is shown to be a key strategy that promotes community resilience, and contributes to the conservation of plant genetic resources. The authors present the underlying concepts and theories of CBM as well as its methodology and practices, and introduce case studies primarily from Brazil, Ethiopia, France, India, and Nepal. Contributors include farmers, leaders of farmers’ organizations, professionals from conservation and development organizations, students and scientists. The book offers inspiration to all those involved in the conservation and use of agrobiodiversity within livelihood development and presents ideas for the implementation of farmers’ rights. The wide collection of experiences illustrates the efforts made by communities throughout the world to cope with change while using diversity and engaging in learning processes. It links these grassroots efforts with debates in policy arenas as a means to respond to the unpredictable changes, such as climate change, that communities face in sustaining their livelihoods.

Nature s Matrix

Nature s Matrix
Author: Ivette Perfecto,John H. Vandermeer,Angus Lindsay Wright
Publsiher: Earthscan
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1849770131
ISBN 13: 9781849770132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature s Matrix Book Review:

Landscapes are frequently seen as fragments of natural habitat surrounded by a 'sea' of agriculture. But recent ecological theory shows that the nature of these fragments is not nearly as important for conservation as is the nature of the matrix of agriculture that surrounds them. Local extinctions from conservation fragments are inevitable and must be balanced by migrations if massive extinction is to be avoided. High migration rates only occur in what the authors refer to as 'high quality' matrices, which are created by alternative agroecological techniques, as opposed to the industrial monocultural model of agriculture. The authors argue that the only way to promote such high quality matrices is to work with rural social movements. Their ideas are at odds with the major trends of some of the large conservation organizations that emphasize targeted land purchases of protected areas. They argue that recent advances in ecological research make such a general approach anachronistic and call, rather, for solidarity with the small farmers around the world who are currently struggling to attain food sovereignty.Nature's Matrix proposes a radically new approach to the conservation of biodiversity based on recent advances in the science of ecology plus political realities, particularly in the world's tropical regions.

Sowing the Seeds for Sustainability

Sowing the Seeds for Sustainability
Author: Rachel Wiseman,Liz Hopkins
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 2831706327
ISBN 13: 9782831706320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sowing the Seeds for Sustainability Book Review:

Agriculture is one of the most important influences on biological diversity. Conventional agriculture has heavily contributed to reducing the diversity of ecosystems, species and genes, but it has also created new diversity. The eighth Interactive Session of the 2nd World Conservation Congress dealt with a broad spectrum of agricultural issues from around the world and examined the linkages between biodiversity, economy and society. This publication represents the opinions and issues raised by those participating in the Session, and it contains both the papers prepared by presenters and contributions from those unable to attend.