Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity

Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity
Author: Lekha Laxman,Abdul Haseeb Ansari
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128214589
ISBN 13: 9780128214589
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

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

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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: 1317753283
ISBN 13: 9781317753285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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

Conservation Policies for Agricultural Biodiversity Book Review:

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

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

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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.

Agrobiodiversity Conservation

Agrobiodiversity Conservation
Author: Nigel Maxted
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1845938518
ISBN 13: 9781845938512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Based on the 2010 conference "Towards the establishment of genetic reserves for crop wild relatives and landraces in Europe", this book is the cutting edge discussion of agrobiodiversity conservation. By considering the benefits of understanding and preserving crop wild relatives and landraces, it encompasses issues as wide-ranging and topical as habitat protection, ecosystem health and food security. Focusing on Europe, but globally relevant, Agrobiodiversity Conservation is ideal for postgraduate students of conservation and environmental studies, conservation professionals, policy makers and researchers.

Biological Diversity Current Status and Conservation Policies

Biological Diversity  Current Status and Conservation Policies
Author: Vinod Kumar,Sunil Kumar,Nitin Kamboj,Temin Payum,Pankaj Kumar,Sonika Kumari
Publsiher: Agro Environ Media, Publication Cell of AESA, Agriculture and Environmental Science Academy,
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-10-25
ISBN 10: 8195499643
ISBN 13: 9788195499649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The present book has been designed to bind prime knowledge of climate change-induced impacts on various aspects of our environment and its biological diversity. The book also contains updated information, methods and tools for the monitoring and conservation of impacted biological diversity.

Nature based solutions in agriculture Sustainable management and conservation of land water and biodiversity

Nature based solutions in agriculture  Sustainable management and conservation of land  water and biodiversity
Author: Miralles-Wilhelm, F.
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2021-02-03
ISBN 10: 9251339074
ISBN 13: 9789251339077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In recent years, considerable progress has been made in the area of Nature-based Solutions (NbS) that improve ecosystem functions of environments and landscapes affected by agricultural practices and land degradation, while enhancing livelihoods and other social and cultural functions. This has opened up a portfolio of NbS options that offer a pragmatic way forward for simultaneously addressing conservation, climate and socioeconomic objectives while maintaining healthy and productive agricultural systems. NbS can mimic natural processes and build on land restoration and operational water-land management concepts that aim to simultaneously improve vegetation and water availability and quality, and raise agricultural productivity. NbS can involve conserving or rehabilitating natural ecosystems and/or the enhancement or the creation of natural processes in modified or artificial ecosystems. In agricultural landscapes, NbS can be applied for soil health, soil moisture, carbon mitigation (through soil and forestry), downstream water quality protections, biodiversity benefits as well as agricultural production and supply chains to achieve net-zero environmental impacts while achieving food and water security, and meet climate goals.

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.

Agrobiodiversity

Agrobiodiversity
Author: Karl S. Zimmerer,Stef De Haan
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 0262038684
ISBN 13: 9780262038683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Experts discuss the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and conservation, integrating disciplines that range from plant and biological sciences to economics and political science. Wide-ranging environmental phenomena—including climate change, extreme weather events, and soil and water availability—combine with such socioeconomic factors as food policies, dietary preferences, and market forces to affect agriculture and food production systems on local, national, and global scales. The increasing simplification of food systems, the continuing decline of plant species, and the ongoing spread of pests and disease threaten biodiversity in agriculture as well as the sustainability of food resources. Complicating the situation further, the multiple systems involved—cultural, economic, environmental, institutional, and technological—are driven by human decision making, which is inevitably informed by diverse knowledge systems. The interactions and linkages that emerge necessitate an integrated assessment if we are to make progress toward sustainable agriculture and food systems. This volume in the Strüngmann Forum Reports series offers insights into the challenges faced in agrobiodiversity and sustainability and proposes an integrative framework to guide future research, scholarship, policy, and practice. The contributors offer perspectives from a range of disciplines, including plant and biological sciences, food systems and nutrition, ecology, economics, plant and animal breeding, anthropology, political science, geography, law, and sociology. Topics covered include evolutionary ecology, food and human health, the governance of agrobiodiversity, and the interactions between agrobiodiversity and climate and demographic change.

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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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

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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.

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.

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

Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems

Managing Biodiversity in Agricultural Ecosystems
Author: Devra Ivy Jarvis,Christine Padoch,H. David Cooper
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780231136488
ISBN 13: 023113648X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Describes how farmers manage, maintain, and benefit from biodiversity in agricultural production systems. Includes the most recent research and developments in the maintenance of local diversity at the genetic, species, and ecosystem levels.

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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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: 1134039107
ISBN 13: 9781134039104
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.

On Farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity in Nepal Managing diversity and promoting its benefits

On Farm Conservation of Agricultural Biodiversity in Nepal  Managing diversity and promoting its benefits
Author: Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit
Publsiher: Bioversity International
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9290436964
ISBN 13: 9789290436966
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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